Thursday, May 23 2013 10:44 PM EDT2013-05-24 02:44:33 GMT
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PHOENIX (CBS5) -
Two big surprises in the Jodi Arias trial Thursday came in the form of some light reading material. Jurors were shown magazines sent to Arias that prosecutors said she tried to use to pass information to a friend visiting her in jail.
"As part of that visitation, one of the things that you wanted to do was to give two magazines to Miss Campbell, correct?" said prosecutor Juan Martinez.
But these weren't just any old magazines, they had secret messages in code Martinez said were intended to tip off a potential witness in the case. In one you'd find words written seemingly at random in the spines and in another, numbers written in a very specific order.
"You f*$&%$ up. What you told my attorney next day directly contradicts what I've been saying for over a year. Get down here ASAP and see me before you talk to them again and before you testify so we can fix this. Interview was excellent. Must talk ASAP," Arias read to the court.
But inmates can't just give something to a visitor when they're behind bars. An officer checks out that item to make sure it doesn't look fishy.
"And if they find something that's questionable it goes to a superior who makes a determination, this has got to go to the courts, to the prosecuting attorney," said lawyer Brent Kleinman.
Kleinman said there are only two groups of people you can give stuff to in prison that officials can't search - your spouse and your lawyers.
"Had she said to her attorney, 'Here's this magazine, give it to somebody.' it wouldn't have been introduced yesterday," Kleinman said.
Kleinman said prisoners also try to share messages by writing in code or in another language. And. he said, sometimes they'll use email by utilizing the draft folders so someone else who knows the password can check it out.
Testimony resumes Monday morning. Watch it live at cbs5az.com.
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Saturday, May 25 2013 6:48 PM EDT2013-05-25 22:48:46 GMT
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Friday, May 24 2013 1:47 PM EDT2013-05-24 17:47:03 GMT
Breaking News: Saginaw and Michigan State Police on are the scene of a quadruple shooting in Saginaw. Investigators confirm four people were shot at a pre-prom gathering in the parking lot of the FlorenceMore >
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Friday, May 24 2013 11:46 AM EDT2013-05-24 15:46:21 GMT
A car crash has blocked the northbound lanes of M-13 in Bay County. Bay County central dispatch said the crash happened around 7:30 a.m. Friday just north of the Kawkawlin River Road and Russel Road. DriversMore >
The northbound lanes of M-13 have been reopened following a two-car crash in Bay County.More >
Friday, May 24 2013 4:37 PM EDT2013-05-24 20:37:48 GMT
WNEM has received word of an accident involving a STARS bus on Saginaw's east side. The accident happened near the intersection of Gallagher Street and Sheridan Avenue around 10:30 a.m. Friday. It isMore >
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Friday, May 24 2013 6:00 PM EDT2013-05-24 22:00:26 GMT
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Friday, May 24 2013 4:00 PM EDT2013-05-24 20:00:31 GMT
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Friday, May 24 2013 2:31 PM EDT2013-05-24 18:31:05 GMT
Police looking for a 25-year-old woman who disappeared from her job at a West Michigan gas station last month are getting 20 tips a day. Norton Shores police Chief Dan Shaw said Friday that while theMore >
Police looking for a 25-year-old woman who disappeared from her job at a West Michigan gas station last month are getting 20 tips a day.More >