Slideshow: Jodi Arias trial in photos day 2, January 3, 2013

Jodi Arias appears in court for the second day of her trial.
On Jan. 3, 2013, Jodi Arias returned to the Maricopa County Superior Court of Arizona for day two in her first-degree murder trial. Marie Hall was the state's first witness. She testified on Jan. 2. The first witness Juan Martinez called to the stand on Jan. 3, 2013, was Esteban Flores. Flores is the lead police detective with the Mesa, Arizona police department. He questioned Arias during a lengthy, interview when she was ultimately placed under arrest for the murder of her ex-lover, Travis Alexander.

While it was determined that Jodi Arias lied to Detective Flores, there was some pertinent information obtained from their interview. Arias provided a brief look at her relationship with Travis and explained they
Detective Esteban Flores testifies in the Jodi Arias trial.
broke up on June 29, 2007. Though the couple dated from Feb. 2007 to June 2007, they continued a sexual relationship. Arias said that Travis Alexander didn't want anyone to know they were still sleeping together as he was a Temple member, and had taken a vow of chastity.

While the prosecution gave the impression that Jodi Arias was a stalker who regularly  lurked on people's property or would show up unannounced, Arias told Detective Esteban that she and Alexander spoke about plans to visit each other. She also informed the detective that someone had slashed Travis Alexander's vehicle's tires. It's interesting to note that Jodi Arias claimed she could essentially show up at Travis Alexander's anytime, as long as she gave him a heads-up-warning.

Was Jodi Arias a stalker as the prosecution alleges, or did she have an open, sexual relationship with Travis Alexander where she was always welcome at his home?

Another interesting aspect to the case is Jodi Arias relationship with Travis Alexander. During the interview, she sated they had a "don't ask, don't tell" policy governing their dating lives. Did Jodi Arias want a stable relationship with Travis Alexander or was she content with seeing him whenever and fulfilling their sexual fantasies together?

Did they truly have the relationship that Arias described?

According to Detective Flores, Alexander's friends said otherwise. They described Jodi as someone who continually showed up when she wasn't invited. It didn't take Alexander's friends long before they named Jodi Arias as a suspect in his murder either. Interestingly, Jodi Arias states Alexander would pay her to clean his house. She was also purchasing a vehicle from her.

The exact nature of Arias' and Alexander's relationship may never be fully known or understood.

During defense cross-examination of Detective Flores, it was discussed that Arias and Alexander sent numerous emails, Instant Messages and Facebook messages to each other. Arias admitted that Travis would send her mean messages when he was "mad" at her. Detective Flores stated that there were emails from Travis Alexander to Jodi Arias where he called her belittling names such as slut and whore. He also stated that Travis Alexander sent Jodi Arias a message where he stated Arias treated him like a dildo with a heartbeat. He discussed pieces of rope that were recovered from the crime scene.

Next to testify was Heather Conner, a fingerprint expert who processed the crime scene. She explained the many processes used to collect evidence from a crime scene as well as the most vital pieces of evidence
Fingerprint expert Heather Conner testifies on Jan. 3, 2013

recovered from the scene. Travis Alexander's digital camera, clothing, a discolored towel and sheets were just some of the evidentiary material displayed for the jury.

Jodi Arias broke down and cried while the evidence was shown to the jury.



Slideshow: Jodi Arias trial day 2