ON beyond a reasonable doubt as JODI ARIAS hydra headed maze of LIES revealed!
As Jodi Arias’‘ explosive murder trial winds its way to a conclusion, trial watchers are looking back at the case against Aria, including her bizarre behavior and habitual lies about the murder of her former BF Travis Alexander. Arias is accused of shooting the 30-year-old motivational speaker in the face, stabbing him 29 times and slitting his throat from ear to ear in his Mesa, Ariz. home in June 2008. She faces the death penalty if convicted. Arias claims she killed her ex in self-defense.
As the unusual case unfolded over the past four years, Arias, 32, has been caught in a firestorm of lies surrounding her involvement in the murder and her relationship with Alexander RadarOnline.com noted.
To help separate the fact from the fiction, here’s a breakdown of the 12 biggest lies told by Arias that have been revealed over the course of her murder trial.
1. Arias said she would never harm Alexander
Arias initially denied any involvement in Alexander’s murder. In fact, she insisted she would never hurt her former boyfriend during a recorded interrogation from July 15, 2008 that was played in court during day seven of her murder trial. “I would never want to hurt him … If I did that, I’d be fully ready to face the consequences. I’m all for the Ten Commandments – thou shall not kill,” Arias said on the video that was played for jurors.
Later, Arias admitted to shooting Alexander and attempting to cover up, rather than take responsibility.
2. The last time she saw Alexander
“Jodi stated she last saw Travis in April of 2008,” a police officer wrote in a document that was read to the jury during the trial. However, photos recovered from a camera found at the crime scene and time stamped the day of the murder, revealed that Arias had in fact been at Alexander’s house the day Alexander was killed. The recovered images showed Arias lying naked and in sexually provocative positions on the victim’s bed, naked pictures of Travis in the shower, and blurry pictures of the bloody crime scene. Based on the photos, an investigator wrote: “Jodi was lying about not seeing Travis since April of 2008. This also proves that Jodi was the last person I can prove had contact with Travis prior to his death.” On June 26, 2008 DNA evidence offered more evidence that Jodi was in fact at the crime scene. The results revealed that hair and a bloody print found inside Alexander’s home belonged to Arias and also indicated that a bloody print from the crime scene was a mixture of Arias’ and Alexander’s DNA.
3 & 4. The Two Different Intruder Stories
After evidence linking Arias to the crime scene was revealed, Arias told authorities that two masked intruders killed Alexander, recounting two different, but both very detailed, versions of the intruder story.
In one version Arias created, two intruders broke into Alexander’s house and held her at gunpoint. The intruders argued with each other at one point she said. In another fantastic version, she claimed an intruder pulled the trigger of a gun held to her head, but the gun did not fire. In her male-female two-intruder story, Arias said, “She (the other intruder) was in the bathroom, standing over Travis. I charged her. I ran down the hall, pushed her as hard as I could.”
Arias later dropped the intruder stories and admitted to killing Alexander but said it was in self defense. During the trial, prosecutor Juan Martinez got Arias to admit to the jury that both of her intruder stories were lies. Arias testified she couldn’t keep her stories straight.
5. Alexander sent Arias letter “admitting” he was a pedophile
Arias claimed Alexander sent her letters before his death, including one in which he admitted to being a pedophile. But during the trial, Prosecutor Martinez told the court that the letters were tested and found to be forgeries.
6. How she incurred cuts on her fingers after Alexander’s killing
During the trial, Arias new love interest at the time of Alexander’s murder, Ryan Burns, testified that Arias had told him that the cuts on her hands were from a margarita glass that she broke while working at Margaritaville restaurant in Yreka. An expert later testified that there was no restaurant by that name in Yreka, indicating that Arias had lied about her job and about how she got the injuries to her hands around the time of Alexander’s murder. Arias hands were bloody and later bandaged after the killing and the cuts almost certainly were the result of stabbing Alexander repeatedly.
7. Her story on Travis Alexander owning a gun
In a recorded interview with Detective Flores on July 15, 2008, Arias told authorities she was afraid of guns. She also initially told police that Travis did not own a gun.“That is one of the things I am scared of. [Guns and] public speaking,” Arias said. “That was one of the things [Alexander] was trying to get me to do — get out of my comfort zone.” BUT in the same interview, the defendant admitted to Flores that, if she had killed Alexander, she would have most likely used a gun, calling into question her initial statement. “I’m not the brightest person, but I don’t think I could stab him, I’d have to shoot him … The least I could do is make it as humane as possible,” Arias said in that recorded interview.
Arias was really tripped up when she testified that as Alexander supposedly chased her in a murderous rage, she fled into his walk-in closet and grabbed his gun from a shelf. Previously she told police he did not own a gun.
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