Well, they're trying to save her from the death penalty, and to do that, they know they have a lot to answer to, so they have to put up some kind of a defense. (Of course, they knew that the self defense plea was the only defense even remotely possible.)
Your intention seems to be to rally for the defense, and I don't understand why.
You've implied that you want to hear why Arias lied, as though there could be some compelling or complicated reason other than the simple and obvious one.
You've said that because Arias lied doesn't prove that she committed the murder. Well, that's true by itself, but she had no choice but to eventually admit that she committed the murder because the evidence was too overwhelming to try and deny it.*
After at least five days on the stand, the jury has yet to hear anything even relevant to the crime. So far, they've allowed a proven lair to drag a victim through the mud with truly despicable allegations- none of which are substantiated, but the kicker is that those allegations don't even make sense to begin with!
*Just an FYI because I've seen it in discussion, a confession isn't taken on face value, alone. There has to be supporting evidence.
In this case, the evidence came before the admission, so it doesn't matter whether or not she admitted to the crime.
Edited by regi, 15 February 2013 - 01:05 PM.