Jodi Arias Trial Update: Travis Alexander's Ex-Girlfriend, Deanna Reid, Questioned
Prosecutor Juan Martinez called Reid to the stand in an effort to show that Alexander was not an abusive boyfriend. Reid, who had dated Alexander for several years, claimed that he was never abusive towards her. She also stated, "he never raised his voice to me," and that she never saw him with photos of children. Reid declared that they broke up because she was ready for marriage and he was not. After the split, she claimed that they continued to keep in contact.
After a two-hour recess, Reid was back on the stand for a cross-examination by Arias's defense team. Kirk Nurmi, like Martinez, began his line of questioning by asking about the beginnings of her relationship with Alexander. She revealed that they attended the same church and had met through mutual friends. According to her, they began dating in 2000, and broke up briefly before reuniting in 2002 and dating through 2005.
Then Nurmi began an embrassing line of questioning that revolved around their former sex life. Since both were committed members of the church, after beginning to have sex well into their relationship, they cofessed the sin to their individual bishops and remained chaste throughout the duration of their time as a couple. Referrencing texts that Alexander sent Arias, Nurmi pushed further:
"Did he he ever talk to you about blowing enormous loads?" Nurmi asked.