The Experts

Alyce LaViolette, MS, MFCC – for the defense
* Domestic violence expert
* Curriculum Vitae
* Experience at time of trial: 34 years
* Sees very strong evidence that Jodi was a victim of abuse at Travis’ hand.

Richard Samuels, PhD, ABPP, AAFM, ABPS – for the defense
* PTSD expert
* Curriculum Vitae
* Experience at time of trial: 33 years
* Sees very strong evidence that during and after killing the man she loved, Jodi was in PTSD shock and suffered an episode of dissociative amnesia.

Robert Geffner, PhD, ABPN, ABPP – for the defense
* Neuropsychologist
* Founder and president of the Family Violence and Sexual Assault Institute
* Curriculum Vitae
* Experience at time of trial: 28 years
* Testified that Jodi’s psychological test results support a diagnosis of PTSD rather than a personality disorder.

Janeen DeMarte, PhD – for the prosecution
* Self-proclaimed expert in all things psychological
* Experience at time of trial: 3 years (and only 1 year when she evaluated Jodi)
* Diagnosed Jodi as having Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) rather than PTSD. As for Travis, well, he merely engaged in “unhealthy communication patterns.”

Reasonable Doubt

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