Arias trial: Witness claims Jodi Arias was not battered woman

Former Palm Desert resident accused of killing one-time boyfriend, but witness says she suffered no post-traumatic stress disorder

POSTED: 05:44 AM PDT Apr 18, 2013    UPDATED: 10:20 AM PDT Apr 18, 2013 
Jodi Arias trial
PHOENIX, Ariz. -

Testimony has resumed in Jodi Arias' murder trial as a defense attorney attacks the credibility of a prosecution witness who says the defendant wasn't a battered woman and doesn't suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder.
    
Clinical psychologist Janeen DeMarte is testifying as a prosecution rebuttal witness after the defense rested its case.
    
Arias' attorneys portrayed her as a domestic violence victim who killed her one-time boyfriend in self-defense.
    
DeMarte is working to discredit defense experts who diagnosed Arias with PTSD, amnesia and battered woman's syndrome. She explained Arias suffers from none of the disorders but had a borderline personality disorder.
    
DeMarte resumed testimony Thursday.
    
Arias faces a potential death sentence if convicted of first-degree murder in Travis Alexander's 2008 killing.
    
Defense attorneys rested their case Tuesday after about 2 1/2 months of testimony aimed at portraying Arias as a domestic violence victim who fought for her life the day she killed her one-time boyfriend.

Arias once lived in the Coachella Valley living in Palm Desert.
   
Arias claims self-defense but faces a potential death sentence if convicted of first-degree murder in Travis Alexander's 2008 killing.