Thanks to my friend Jan, I am spending a lot of time thinking about, researching, and trying to understand the Jodi Arias murder trial.
Jodi Arias is accused of stabbing her boyfriend Travis Alexander 29 times (including slitting his throat) and shooting him. Each evening, Nancy Grace analyzes the day’s trial activity. And I’m hooked.
The trial has everything a bad Lifetime Movie would have. The comely accused murderer who has assumed a mousy demeanor to cover up her sexuality. But she has no problem discussing her quite…active…sex life with Alexander. Their sex life included anal sex, bondage, naked pictures, role playing…and now it includes accusations of pedophilia, rape, and everything else.
At the center of Arias’ defense is her claim that while she remembers everything leading up to and following the murderous attack, but the entire murder is gone from her mind. Of course, this is her third version of what happened. Earlier she claimed to not have been with Alexander the day he was murdered or that ninjas (one male, one female) broke into the house and killed him, sparing her. I am not lying about the ninja defense…
However, Alexander’s friends were quick to point out Arias as a suspect because she wasn’t the most stable of his ex-girlfriends. They allege stalking, tire slashing, and other activities of a less than stable spurned lover. According to them, she was angry that Alexander chose to take another woman on a trip to Mexico which was taking place just days after his death. Arias doesn’t seem to have relished to role of booty call participant.
There are so many questions about the death of Alexander, mostly centered around Arias’ manipulation of law enforcement, prosecutors, and the members of the jury. There are enough twists and turns to completely fill the 2-hour Lifetime Movie that will ultimately be made of her case. For example:
- do devout Mormons have such tawdry sex lives?
- is the fact that the caliber of gun used to murder Alexander (which has never been located) is the same as the gun that was stolen from Arias’ grandparents really a coincidence?
- was there really a logical explanation for why she was driving around with multiple five-gallon containers in her trunk of her rental car?
- why does a 5’6″ woman want to manipulate the jury into thinking she’s much shorter? To convince them she’s to delicate to have attacked the fit Alexander so savagely?
- was Arias so completely obsessed with Alexander that she came to his home on the day of the murder with malice on her mind? Or was she so angry she snapped?
I’ve gone over crime scene and autopsy files. I’ve watched testimony. I am obsessed.
How about you? Any thoughts on the trial?