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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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Friday, May 24 2013 7:40 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:40:51 GMT
It was a wild night after a liquor store robber shoved two people into a cooler, got into a shootout with police and drove the wrong way on Interstate 70 before crashing into a Fed-Ex truck.The suspect,More >
It was a wild night after a liquor store robber shoved two people into a cooler, got into a shootout with police and drove the wrong way on Interstate 70 before crashing into a Fed-Ex truck.More >
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:57 PM EDT2013-05-23 23:57:02 GMT
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Thursday, May 23 2013 7:30 PM EDT2013-05-23 23:30:51 GMT
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The Lafayette County Prosecutor has charged the father of a 10-week-old baby with her violent death.More >
Friday, May 24 2013 2:25 PM EDT2013-05-24 18:25:33 GMT
A golf cart accident at Lake Quivira Country club has left two people with injuries. The accident occurred around 8:30 p.m. Thursday evening. Authorities tell us at least one of the victims will be transportedMore >
A golf cart accident at Lake Quivira Country club has left two teen girls with injuries.More >
Friday, May 24 2013 5:23 PM EDT2013-05-24 21:23:39 GMT
Police are investigating whether a person being shot in the chest is connected to a home invasion robbery.Two men attempted to burst into a home in the 106 block of Greenwood Road when shots were fired.More >
A woman fired shots at three men attempting to break into her home, and one of the suspects was shot in the chest, police said. Her husband described the harrowing ordeal. More >
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Thursday, May 23 2013 7:44 PM EDT2013-05-23 23:44:12 GMT
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Police are investigating after elementary school kids in Johnson County allegedly had $30,000 stolen from them.More >
Friday, May 24 2013 7:31 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:31:26 GMT
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A nurse who serves on the Kauffman Stadium K-crew was able to revive a 14-year-old girl who collapsed during Thursday night's game.More >
Friday, May 24 2013 2:17 PM EDT2013-05-24 18:17:17 GMT
A water main break in south Kansas City left two churches and about 20 homes without water Friday.Kansas City water crews hope to have water restored later Friday. The 6-inch water main broke about 7 a.m.More >
A water main break in south Kansas City left two churches and about 20 homes without water Friday.More >