Jodi Arais is getting ready to take the stand for the 18th day in her own self-defense for the 2008 murder of ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander! If you are not familiar with this case please read my article with more facts regarding this tragic case.
Now getting to the meat of the matter, I must say that this case is driving me crazy! It really reminds me so much of the Casey Anthony case, where you seem to have defendants who appear to be emotionally detached from their crime. Not to mention the fact that both Casey and Jodi have shown that they are pathological liars in (at the very least) relation to their case.
The Jodi Arias case is intriguing because this woman drove over 1000 miles to see her ex-boyfriend. When she finally arrived she was tired due to the long drive, so they go to sleep. Around 1 pm they wake up have sex a couple of times and take nude pictures of each other. By 5:30 pm Travis Alexander had been viciously murdered by his ex-girlfriend.
With 29 stab wounds including one to the heart, a throat that was slashed from ear to ear, and a gunshot to the head, Travis Alexander was left to rot in his shower on that fateful day. Friends found Alexander 5 days later, and immediately suspected Jodi Arias was involved.
Lie after lie, Arias tried to deny her involvement in Travis Alexander’s death. However, the evidence was completely overwhelming the defendants various theories. Finally Arias decided to claim self-defense. The prosecution is trying to prove that the murder of Travis Alexander was premeditated. If Arias is convicted of first degree murder she faces the death penalty.