Jodi Arias trial latest: Mike Watkiss commentary

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by Mike Watkiss

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Posted on April 9, 2013 at 4:15 PM

Updated Wednesday, Apr 10 at 2:52 PM

PHOENIX -- The prosecutor in Jodi Arias' murder trial worked Tuesday to portray the defendant as a manipulative liar who "liked to play the victim", as he questioned a defense witness' contention that Arias suffered domestic abuse at the hands of the one-time boyfriend she has admitted to killing.

Psychotherapist Alyce LaViolette has been testifying for more than a week about her conclusion that Arias was a victim of both physical and emotional abuse by her lover.

Arias says the killing was self-defense. On Monday, her attorneys  filed another motion for mistrial Monday.

On Tuesday's Good Morning Arizona, Scott Pasmore sat down with 3TV's Mike Watkiss, who has been in the courtroom since the Arias trial began.

Watkiss gave us his thoughts on whether he thinks a mistrial will be declared.

"I don't think there's much of a chance of that ever happening," Watkiss says. "This judge, smart woman, she doesn't want a mistrial. Too much at stake, too much ego, too much politics, too much money. She will do everything in her power not to declare a mistrial."

Watkiss went on to analyze the latest turns of events in the Jodi Arias trial, and predicted that there is more drama to come. Watch Mike's commentary to hear his take on all the action in the courtroom.

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