Phoenix, Arizona- Today began the first day of the first degree or felony murder trial of Jodi Arias for the murder of her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander.
Arias is accused of viciously stabbing and shooting her former boyfriend in his home after a romantic afternoon which included footage of the couples rendezvous taken on Alexander’s camera.
Alexander broke off ties with Arias several months before according to his close friends, but not so much- according to cell and other electronic communications shared between the two. The phrase “He’s just not that into you” and Ms. Arias are apparently strangers.
Travis was a young and successful entrepreneur with a 5 bedroom home. Arias was a High School drop out content to take pictures of the two globetrotting on Alexander’s dime.
Arias converted to the Mormon faith in her efforts to win the wedded affections of the handsome upstart she moved to Mesa from her hometown of Yreka, CA for.
Travis decided he wanted a Mormon do-over with a suitable young woman and asked Arias to move out. Arias returned to her family home (or pretended to) and diligently stalked her way through waiting out the *friends with benefits* routine she was sure to cure Travis of.
When Arias learned Travis was headed to Cancun with a woman he had just begun dating it was clear Jodi was not fond of giving up what she considered her earned frequent flyer spot.
Maria Hall was the first witness for the prosecution. She testified that although she went on a few dates with Alexander, there was no spark for her and the two decided to vacation as friends. She was made aware that Travis had a female stalker who slit his tires but never knew her name. Hall ultimately called police after not being able to reach Alexander for days and she and two friends who had the garage key code found his body.
Images of a deceased Travis Alexander depicting 27 stab wounds and a .25 gunshot to the cheek were seen by the jury while Arias looked down dabbing a tissue at dry eyes. Alexander had a gaping hole in his throat from ear to ear.
With a palm print made in blood and hair belonging to Arias in blood at the scene, one would have thought that would have been enough for her to admit her presence to police.
It was not until the images of Travis’s camera, where one can see a shot of the ceiling one second and the next picture shows him bleeding and Arias attempting to drag him, did Arias update her version of events. The camera was found in the washer with the bedding but the SD card was unharmed. The pictures were recovered from the unallocated space indicating Arias had deleted them. There are pictures of Travis Alexander’s lifeless body including defensive wounds.
It is believed Arias shot Alexander first, rendering him mostly incapacitated as he tried to fight off her knife attack, although the prosecution has seemed to change it’s earlier findings on the wound chronology.
She now claims she killed Travis Alexander in self defense. I want to personally thank her for not accusing George Anthony of finding Alexander in the shower and claiming he was dead from some lethal water pressure mishap he found online surfing the web.
This woman, the prison caroling songstress of 2010, will have all the permanent acoustics she can handle.
“No jury is going to convict me … because I am innocent and you can mark my words on that,”
“No jury is going to convict me.” -Jodi Arias
And Ms. Arias can mark my words on this. You are never getting out of the joint alive. You know what? I don’t think you care in the least. At least your crazytown azz does not have to watch a kind and successful young man struggling with the application of his fundamental religious teachings while you invade the mans doggy door and squat at his pad while he is out trying to earn a living. You just swapped one prison for another.