Beautiful killer Jodi Arias would've gotten away with murder — if it hadn't been for some gas cans! Juan Martinez, the determined prosecutor who put the homicidal hottie behind bars, went on "Dr. Phil" to reveal that Jodi almost got away with shooting her ex-boyfriend in the fact and stabbing him 29 times! The brilliant attorney took special notice when detectives told him that Jodi had bought some spare gas cans before her trip to Arizona that ended with Travis dying on June 4, 2008. His body was found the next day in a shower at his home. Travis' throat was slit, in addition to the other multiple wounds, but Jodi pleaded self-defense!
Martinez told Dr. Phil how he was able to take the news about Jodi (seen here in Colorado as an aspiring model) and use it to crack open the case! 'With that information," said Martinez, "I started to take a look at some of the receipts that were taken during an execution of a search warrant on her house, and I saw there was a receipt for a five-gallon gas can. So now I knew that I had three five-gallon gas cans — [a total of] 15 gallons. And I also knew that in an interview with the police, her mother said, 'Jodi told me that she wasn't anywhere in Mesa and she had the receipts to prove it.' So it was clear she was planning to keep certain receipts, but she was also planning not to stop in Arizona for gas, because the 15 gallons allowed her to go through the state of Arizona without stopping for gas!"
Martinez was able to convince the jury that Jodi had brought the gas so that she could drive to Arizona without leaving evidence of gas station receipts. That served as a sign of premeditated murder, along with Jodi dying her hair from blonde to brown. She had also removed the license plate from her car. Martinez, promoting his book "Conviction: The Untold Story of Putting Jodi Arias Behind Bars," said: "She went to great lengths to make sure that no one could tell she was there. And, by in large, she was successful! Except for that one mistake, she probably would've gotten away with it!" But once Martinez had made his discovery, Jodi's account began to unravel as even more lies were revealed — including one desperate story
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LIE #1: JODI SAID SHE WOULD NEVER HARM ALEXANDER — Jodi 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,” Jodi said on the video that was played for jurors. Later, Arias admitted to shooting Alexander and attempting to cover up, rather than take responsibility.
LIE #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."
LIES #3 & #4: TWO DIFFERENT INTRUDER STORIES — After evidence linking Jodi 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 Jodi 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, Jodi 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.”
LIE #5: ALEXANDER SENT JODI A LETTER "ADMITTING" HE WAS A PEDOPHILE — Jodi 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.
LIE #6: HOW SHE GOT CUTS ON HER FINGERS — During the trial, Jodi's 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. Jodi's hands were bloody and later bandaged after the killing and the cuts almost certainly were the result of stabbing Alexander repeatedly.
LIE #7: SAYING THAT TRAVIS OWNED 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. Jodi 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.