The Jodi Arias trial, in which Jodi Arias is accused of killing her ex-boyfriend, begins next week and will determine if Arias is a victim or a cold blooded killer.
According to HLN, the Jodi Arias trial will begin next week, leaving Arias’ fate in the hands of the legal system. Jodi Arias, 29, is accused of stabbing her ex-boyfriend, Travis Alexander, 27 times, shooting his face and slitting his throat from ear to ear. The Jodi Arias trial will be one of the most publicized trials of 2013 due to the varying accounts of the tragic event from Jodi Arias.
Jodi Arias Trial – Jodi Arias Proclaims Her Innocence
Although Jodi Arias will remain innocent until proven guilty, the Jodi Arias trial has already been spread across the media with the majority already convinced of Arias’ guilt.
The relationship between Arias and victim Travis Alexander began back in 2006. when the two met at a convention in Las Vegas. In February 2007, the two were involved in a romantic relationship despite living 5 hours apart from one another in California.
However, the relationship turned sour when Jodi Arias turned jealous after she became suspicious that Alexander was seeing other people. Even before that incident, friends of Alexander were growing concerned about the relationship. A friend of Alexander, Dave Hall said,
“I thought ‘Ah, there’s an attractive girl.’ But as the evening went on, I just thought … she might be eye candy on the outside, but she was just very mysterious and I didn’t want to judge her at the beginning, but I just thought, her personality is not very… not very talkative. Very quiet, she just had a vibe about her that just was really mysterious and it wasn’t until after we started hanging out numerous times and doing events together, that me along with everyone that knew Travis, just said, ‘Dude, you can do a lot better. She might be good looking, but this is not someone you want to be in a relationship with.’”
After a two year on-and-off again relationship, Jodi Arias broke up with Travis Alexander after suspecting him of cheating and moved to Mesa, where Alexander lived. According to friends of Alexander, Arias slashed Travis Alexander’s tired on multiple occasions when she followed him to other women’s homes. One of the women received an e-mail from a “John Doe,” that read,
“If you let him stay in your bed one more time or even sleep under the same roof as him, you will be giving the appearance of evil. You are a daughter of God, and you have been a shameful example. Be thou clean, sin no more.”
Different Stories from Jodi Arias
On June 9, 2008, Alexander’s roommates found his body and called 911 where they immediately suspected Jodi Arias of killing him and told the operator about her saying, “He has an ex-girlfriend that has been bothering him and calling and [s]lashing tires and things like that … Her name is Jodi.”
When authorities initially contacted Arias, she claimed that she was not present at the home where Travis Alexander died. However, investigators discovered a digital camera found in Alexander’s clothes dryer with photos that place Jodi Arias at the scene just minutes before his death.
As the Jodi Arias trial will show, Arias then changed her statement to police and said that they were victims of a home invasion and that she witnessed the murder of Alexander by two individuals.
Jodi Arias then changed her story for a third time, as her defense now says she was the victim of a domestic violence dispute.
Opening statements for the Jodi Arias trial will begin on January 2, 2013. Arias has been in jail since her July 15, 2008 arrest.
Jodi Arias Trial Begins Next Week to Determine If She Was a Victim or a Murderer.