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Arias' Amnesia Defense Not Working, Expert Says

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Arias' Amnesia Defense Not Working, Expert Says Jodi Arias' defense team put Dr. Richard Samuels on the stand this week to convince an Arizona jury that Arias was so traumatized by the violence in killing ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander that she developed amnesia about the stabbing frenzy. It's not yet known whether he convinced the jurors that Arias has what he called dissociative amnesia, but Samuels failed to convince at least one legal and mental health expert who has monitored the trial. "Saying Jodi Arias has dissociative amnesia is like saying Casey Anthony would make a great babysitter," said Dr. Steven Pitt.


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