Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Jodi Arias: "The Worst Mistake of My Life"


'This is the worst mistake of my life: 'Jodi Arias tearfully pleads with jurors to spare her life



Convicted killer Jodi Arias tearfully pleaded with jurors to spare her from a death sentence on Tuesday during a bizarre 25-minute testimony in which she pledged, if allowed to live, to donate her hair to cancer patients and start a prison recycling program.
'I have made many public statements that i would prefer the death penalty to life in prison,' Arias told jurors. In each of those cases, 'I lacked perspective,' she said.
'Until very recently I could not imagine standing before you all and asking for you to give me life,' she said. 'But as I stand here now I cannot in good conscience ask you to sentence me to death.'
Arias made the statements as she tried desperately to humanize herself to jurors by sharing childhood photographs, talking about her 'red-headed stage' and displaying the drawings she has created while in prison.
Convicted killer Jodi Arias tearfully pleaded with jurors to spare her from a death sentence on Tuesday during a bizarre 25-minute testimony
Convicted killer Jodi Arias tearfully pleaded with jurors to spare her from a death sentence on Tuesday during a bizarre 25-minute testimony
Convicted: Arias, 32, was found guilty earlier this month in the premeditated murder of Travis Alexander, whose body was found slumped in the shower of his Phoenix-area home in June 2008
Convicted: Arias, 32, was found guilty earlier this month in the premeditated murder of Travis Alexander, whose body was found slumped in the shower of his Phoenix-area home in June 2008
Heartbroken: Sandra Arias, mother of Jodi Arias, wipes tears away as her daughter addresses the jury
Heartbroken: Sandra Arias, mother of Jodi Arias, wipes tears away as her daughter addresses the jury
Family: Members of Arias' family listen to her testimony in court on Tuesday
Family: Members of Arias' family, including her sister (front left) and mother (front center) and father (front right) listen to her testimony in court on Tuesday
Arias, 32, was found guilty earlier this month in the premeditated murder of Travis Alexander, whose body was found slumped in the shower of his Phoenix-area home in June 2008. He had been stabbed multiple times, had his throat slashed and been shot in the face.
'This is the worst mistake of my life,' Arias said. 'It's the worst thing I have ever done...Before that day I wouldn't even want to harm a spider.'
Listing ways that she could contribute positively from prison, Arias promised to teach women how to speak Spanish and to help improve literacy among inmates, as well as start a book club.
Arias also noted that she has avoided looking at Alexander's family during the trial. 
 


    'It's never been my intention to throw mud on Travis's name,' she said. 'I loved Travis and I looked up to him. At one point, he was the world to me.'
    She choked up as she spoke about the impact of her crime on her own family, saying they would be destroyed if she was sentenced to death. 
    'I want everyone's healing to begin and everyone's pain to stop,' she said. She also grew emotional while talking about her the fact that she will never be able to have children as a result of her actions.
    Somber: Judge Sherry Stephens listens to Jodi Arias address the jury on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 during the penalty phase of her murder trial
    Somber: Judge Sherry Stephens listens to Jodi Arias address the jury on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 during the penalty phase of her murder trial
    T-shirt sales: Arias holds up a T-shirt she designed for domestic violence survivors
    T-shirt sales: Arias holds up a T-shirt she designed for domestic violence survivors
    Arias shared this photo of herself and her father
    Arias shared this photo of herself when she was 17
    Arias shared this photo of herself and her father (left) as well as this portrait from when she was 17 (right)
    Former loves: Arias is pictured with former boyfriend Bobby Juarez
    Former loves: Arias is pictured with former boyfriend Darryl Brewer
    Former loves: Arias is pictured with former boyfriends Bobby Juarez (left) and Darryl Brewer (right)
    'I'm not going to have children of my own,' she said. 'I'm not going to become a mother. Because of my own terrible choices, I've had to lay that dream to rest.'
    Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Sherry Stephens on Monday denied requests by the defense for a mistrial and to withdraw from the case. She also denied a motion for a stay to give the defense time to appeal her decisions to the Arizona Supreme Court.
    The defense said it would not call any more witnesses.
    In a post-conviction television interview, the soft-spoken former waitress said she would prefer the death penalty to life in prison, and she was temporarily placed on suicide watch in jail.
    In the mitigation phase of the trial, the defense had hoped to call Arias' friend Patricia Womack to testify on her behalf. But defense counsel Kirk Nurmi told the court on Monday that Womack had received threats and would not testify.
    Artist: Arias shared some of her drawings that she has done while in prison with the jury
    Artist: Arias shared some of her drawings that she has done while in prison with the jury
    Artist: Arias shared some of her drawings that she has done while in prison. Illustrated on the left is Elizabeth Taylor. On the right is Elvis Presley.
    Pleading: 'Until very recently I could not imagine standing before you all and asking for you to give me life,' she said. 'But as I stand here now I cannot in good conscience ask you to sentence me to death'
    Pleading: 'Until very recently I could not imagine standing before you all and asking for you to give me life,' she said. 'But as I stand here now I cannot in good conscience ask you to sentence me to death'
    Saying Womack's absence would deny the jury a full picture of Arias' life prior to meeting Alexander in 2006, Nurmi unsuccessfully requested a mistrial, which would have affected the sentencing portion of the trial while leaving her murder conviction intact.
    Prosecutor Juan Martinez told the court on Monday that, in a prior interview with Womack, she had refused to answer questions about her drug use. He said that her refusal to incriminate herself would have precluded her from testifying.
    The jury that convicted Arias of murder found last week she had acted with extreme cruelty and ruled her eligible for the death penalty.
    The murder trial has featured graphic testimony and photographs as well as a sex tape and became a sensation on cable television news with the tale of an attractive, young woman charged with an unthinkable crime.
    Arias has said she shot Alexander with his own pistol when he attacked her in a rage because she dropped his camera while taking snapshots of him in the shower. She said she did not remember stabbing him.
    Pressure: Jodi Arias looks at her family during the penalty phase of her murder trial at Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix on Monday. No witnesses are speaking in her defense
    Pressure: Jodi Arias looks at her family during the penalty phase of her murder trial at Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix on Monday. No witnesses are speaking in her defense
    Martinez said Arias had repeatedly stabbed Alexander for two minutes as he tried to escape from the bathroom. She then followed the bleeding victim down a hallway and slashed his throat when he was too weak to get away.
    Alexander, a 30-year-old businessman and motivational speaker with whom Arias said she was having an on-again, off-again affair, knew he was going to die and was unable to resist his attacker at that point, Martinez said.
    Last week, Nurmi walked jurors through eight mitigating factors they are being asked to consider as they mull Arias' punishment. Among the factors is whether Arias, who was 27 at the time of the murder and had no criminal history, had suffered abuse.


    88 comments:

    Anonymous said...

    I'm irritated when news articles are posted, I would rather Peter include SA. :-)

    kayla said...

    Kind of creepy to see that Jodi is a "survivor" while her victim isn't.

    Lis said...

    This is a good example of how people who are nuts cannot fake being normal. The worst mistake of her life, sheesh.
    Are those paintings she did? It's wierd how the eyes look empty and cold. Just like hers.

    Skeptical said...

    As I was watching the wrap up of the Jodie Arias trial, my Jungian shadow side came out. I was livid at Jennifer Willmott. She has associated with Jodie Arias too much. Her constant objections to Juan Martinez's final summation were not true objections but obvious manipulations to throw him off his stride.

    I had no respect for Willmott and Nurmi before but today sealed my scorn. The defense they presented was to let a psychopathic killer spend 18 days on the stand trashing her murder victim Travis Alexander. They allowed her to kill him body and soul.

    When will defense attorneys learn that some crimes are indefensible and throw their clients on the mercy of the justice system. If there is no mercy, so be it.

    Anne said...

    I was surprised when they let Jodi Arias talk about how it hurt and stung so bad when she was talking about attempting suicide, this looked so bad when she was on trial for stabbing and killing a person.
    I felt the same when Jodi Arias held up the survivor shirt. Jodi Arias behavior and decisions are so bad they are almost surreal. Why would anyone act like that unless they are crazy. Why would her defense let her talk about a small cut stinging so bad when they have to know the jury is comparing it to stab wounds on the victim.

    Anne said...

    I am not a Jodi Arias fan, I just can't understand why her defense team didn't stop some of Jodi's statements that came across to stupid and thoughtless.

    REK said...

    I was waiting and waiting for her to show remorse or sorrow over what she did, especially at THIS STAGE. instead she shows off an "abuse survivor" tshirt!? and talks about all the boyfriends and places she got to visit? wow she has no clue!!!

    Anonymous said...

    The irony of the t-shirt should ensure the death penalty.

    Anne said...

    'This is the worst mistake of my life,' Arias said. 'It's the worst thing I have ever done...Before that day I wouldn't even want to harm a spider

    Does anyone else think the wording of this statement is crazy.

    A murder, a murder up close with a knife and gun seems minimized by the word mistake.

    Another thought I had was what kind of medicine Jodi might be on, has her affect always been so strange throughout her life or is she on medication.

    REK said...

    the part i find the most crazy is this: Before that day I wouldn't even want to harm a spider

    so she is saying she wanted to kill him that day!

    Anne said...

    Jodi's disconnect is so complete, from what she has done and the people in her life, she obviously has deep mental health issues.

    Before anyone thinks I am being soft on her, I don't want her loose with society.

    Hobnob said...

    'It's never been my intention to throw mud on Travis's name,'

    B Not only is this a whooper of a fib it's a whoppers with large fries ,large shake, and extra cheese,pickle,bacon and everything.

    Originally when she offered to do a deal for 2nd degree murder she said if they turned her deal down she would drag his name through the mud( not in those exact words) she would reveal in court all his 'faults and perversions'

    The prosecution said stuff you and went ahead with the trial and, as we saw and heard, she trashed his name, made false allegations of abuse and paedophilia none of which were proven to even exist except in her devilish mind.

    She introduced his words as calling her a bitch, 3 hole wonder etc and claimed abuse.
    Given what she had been doing to him with the stalking, the hacking, the slashing of tires etc, the words were warranted.
    She claimed he called her names when she shot him, Hell if someone took a shot at me and i wasn't incapacitated i would be calling them far worse than bitch, I wouldn't be oh dear i stopped your bullet with my head, i am so sorry blah blah blah. I would be raging, Fight or flight instincts would be in full flow knowing she was trying to kill me.

    Even in closing arguments the defense still dlandered, demeaned and trashed Travis.

    Even with her life on the line she still has to insult him and his family.

    Is she so full of hatred for him because he dumped her and said no that she cannot help but continue killing his name as well as having killed his body.

    Is she so full of hatred that she turns on his family?

    Is she so full of hatred that she turned even on her own family, a family who would have been well in their rights to say stuff you and not be there in court for her, a decision which we the public would have fully empathised with.

    In every word she said it was all me, me, me.
    She was still trying to play the victim card even to a t shirt saying survivor.
    it would have been more believable if it had said i survived knowing jodi arias.

    I fully expect in her appeals to blame her attornies, the prosecution and the judge, heck even the whole darn world.
    nothing is or was ever her fault.

    The mitigating factors they introduced mean nothing.

    She can trace pictures so she must get life.
    Heck anyone can trace a pic and claim it is art cos they colored it in. (not anymore since the cease and desist notices for breach of copyright)

    I can grow my hair long so i can donate it.
    Really is that the best you can offer?

    There was nothing of value to be offered as mitigation, she has nothing to offer, everything mentioned was not to help others but to make her look good and who is to say she would do such things.

    Should she get a well deserved death penalty there is nothing to stop her crayoning or donating her her.

    Instead of being a queen bee in GP (until she loses her rag and attacks someone and she will do) she can be queen bee in her cell, maybe she can concince herself that she is so far above everyone she has to be kept in solitary so the world doesn't become overwhelemed at her beauty, intelligence and talent and thus feel so unworthy of themselves they commit suicide.

    Even willmott couldn't surpress micro smiles as jodi spoke, or during the closing arguments. She loathes jodi and it shows. She doesn't want to be her attorney as she has shown us on several occassions. I fully expect to see a smile of satisfaction when they say death.

    REK said...

    Anne.. I think most of us have mntal health issues if you really think about it. I saw a reference to winnie the pooh once..how every single character on winnie the pooh represents some sot of mental illness.. Pooh: eating disorder, Tigger: ADHD, Eeyore: depression, Piglet: anxiety, etc.

    no one is perfect. these might be traits we can't overcome 100% but we sure have a say in how we choose to handle these circumstances. you can make a difference for yourself, personally speaking I have.

    Anne said...

    REK
    I thought the same thing, when she states "Before that day. . ."
    The obvious change of heart for that day.

    I am thinking: As far as statement analysis does this mean she didn't plan it? I just can't figure out how she couldn't have planned it ahead of time and still had the gun.

    REK said...

    Hobnob.."i survived knowing jodi arias" !!!!!!

    Baxtie said...

    This is in response to the first comment above (Anon @ 5:31 PM).

    I am uninterested in Peter's politically-motivated posts. However, I've accepted that this is Peter's blog and he can post whatever he wants to post on it. I just skip the posts I'm not interested in. Pretty simple to ignore what you don't care about without ranting at the blogger.

    REK said...

    she definitely planned it..down to the two bottles of sunscreen she might need for cancun, when she stopped at walmart

    Anne said...

    REK
    I agree that there are mental health issues everywhere. I have to remind myself that mentally ill criminals will stop at stop lights, act appropriately in front of police while on the way to commit a crime.
    I also agree with the above poster that Jodi Arias will bring up a lot of arguments in appeals. I hate that she will have a audience for some time to come for her performances.

    ladychats said...

    wow Hob Nob, well said!

    Baxtie said...

    I agree with Hobnob. If we're going to have the death penalty this is one murderer who deserves it.

    REK said...

    It was also very interesting how the defense tried to play the jury by saying what jodi did was so terrible. earlier in the trial they were trying to convince us she did this out of self defense. remember her opening statments? she had no choice if she watned live (or something that effect). now its like they're admitting what she did is so heinous..and tries to remind the jury they already convicted her of murder 1. now the defense acts like they're going along with agreeing that murder 1 is just enough

    of course their own witness jodi gives conflicting accounts. well..maybe not so much. shes still full of confidence..no remorse whatsoever. she could have said sorry a million times and still hasn't

    Anonymous said...

    She should be sentenced to death for that mongoloid Elvis picture alone. She went full retard with him...you never go full retard

    Anonymous said...

    Wow, the part where she could have denied it completely she doesn't. She could just say, I didn't have anything to do with Hailey's death. Instead she says,
    "Dunn said it's "absurd" for people to question her having anything to do with her daughter's disappearance or death.

    "That question has always disgusted me," she said. "It still does. This is my daughter. Hailey is my baby. She is my child.". Study Statement Analysis, this is no reliable denial.

    Anonymous said...

    I wrote the above as a comment on the Huffington Post article I just read. Billie Dunn was interveiwed after the Memorial.

    Anonymous said...

    It is a busy day on Huffington Post. There is also an article on the Susan Cox/Josh Powell case. The article says that the police interviewed Michael Powell who got rid of a car a couple of weeks after she disappeared. He was a suspect in the case! The police believe he helped Josh get rid of the body and that Stephen Powell knows about it. Michael committed suicide so they want to close the case.

    Anonymous said...

    Seriously Jodi, the worst mistake you ever made? Murder was a mistake, simpleton a mistake? No sympathy for your "mistake".

    Lemon said...

    Mom Talks About Missing Cheerleader Found Dead

    (snipped)
    "Things you don't think of normally just run through your mind, like what is somebody doing to her, what is she having to live through," said Dunn, who works as an administrative assistant in Austin. "That would just worry me sick. That would really drive me crazy."

    Dunn's attorney, John Young, said authorities have told him investigators are looking at "other cases that may in fact be related or may be the same type to the very specific facts of this case."

    http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/mom-talks-missing-cheerleader-found-dead-19227349

    Coughing said...

    Before that day I wouldnt even want to harm a spider, odd tensing on that part in addition to her 'mistake' (as if she meant to slice a ham but slipped 30 times)... So now, after that, she is a spider predator...It's tantamount to saying, well before that, not so much, but now...insatiable blood lust.

    Anonymous said...

    Oh, well, oops, you just did.

    Trigger said...

    I am not moved by Jodi's tears or pleas for her life.

    She did the deed and planned it out in advance.

    Travis died in a blood bath and she had no remorse for what she did to him. Her smug attitude was that he deserved it. She is as evil as they come.

    Anonymous said...

    Hob Nob, you are spot on...Very well said...

    Coughing said...

    Is this a current day article? She is speaking in present, but woukd worry me, not does worry me, obviously she is guiltily admitting her daughter is dead and so she doesn't have to worry about those things. What a peace.
    That last part, are they implying this was a serial murder??

    Sus said...

    "I lacked perspective."
    Jodi means facing death; her life in someone else's hands; without power; she cannot walk in someone else's shoes; she lacks empathy.

    "...standing before you all and asking for you to give me life."
    Standing shows anxiety; standing before creates a picture that she is on display; standing before you ALL creates the picture that Jodi is being ganged up on.

    "...give me life."
    The jury would spare the life Jodi has, not give her life. This is the empty-shelled Jodi speaking...the one who has to get her energy and live through others.

    "But as I stand here now..."
    Jodi in for the kill...but counters what she said before; now reinforces what she is about to say is what she really wants and how she really feels. Notice, standing before you all has become "stand here".

    "...I cannot in good conscious ask you to sentence me to death."
    Now Jodi believes it is her choice "l" ; in good conscious means it is important and the right thing to do; sentence me to death is used to sound harsh as if the jurors would be killing someone...all used with the word conscience, of course. Man, she is manipulative!

    I do not believe in the death penalty. I cringe when I read or hear others celebrate that someone will be put to death. Saying that, I do believe Jodi Arius will be a danger to the rest of the prison population and to the prison personnel. She is that manipulative.

    Anonymous said...

    I still have not seen or heard any evidence where Travis "abused" Jodi. When? Where? How? Since when is it abuse to take the sex that's thrown in your face? Maybe Travis had decided; why buy the cow when milks' free?

    She had no commitment from Travis, no diamond engagement ring on her finger; nor was she married to Travis, she had no kids with him, she was not working and keeping him up while he cheated on her, he did not get drunk, blow her hard-earned money, come home and beat her, he did not hold a gun to her head and force her to date him, he did not rape her, nor was she held as his prisoner.

    HOW, WHEN AND WHERE DID HE ABUSE HER? She was a single woman, living on her own, free to come and go as she pleased, at no time was she ever at his mercy. If she didn't like the person he was she could have stopped seeing him, moven on and never seen him again.

    So, he wanted his freedom from her, he knew the sex games were just that, sex games, he was tired of her and ready to move on to greener pastures. So? She had no claims on him. Why didn't she just LEAVE instead of hanging on and calling it abuse? Men and women use each other for sex everyday, have no binding commitment, decide they want something new and move on.

    How could she claim abuse? Would somebody please enlighten me?



    sidewalk super said...

    She used her jury opportunity to make a sales presentation, again disparage Travis and his siblings,
    minimize her vicious attack on poor Travis.

    This criminal has nothing to offer in perpetuity but more lies.

    Anonymous said...

    Here is a link to Shawn Adkins activity on youTube. He commented 3 days ago to a monster mask creator. He also signed up to a Hailey Dunn channel. I was surprised to see his interests (sick ones) right out there in the open. http://m.youtube.com/#/channel/UCBm7uFpa3tT4W7NUv_tJydw?&desktop_uri=%2Fchannel%2FUCBm7uFpa3tT4W7NUv_tJydw

    dadgum said...

    REK
    Our family used to work at Disneyland (Jungle Cruise boat captain, Club 33, Blue Bayou, ice cream parlor on Main Street, Steam Train engineer, fire truck drier, parade drivers and dancers..various sales positions). We noted years ago that the Pooh character chosen often reflects the wearer. I believe it is so to this day..love Pooh!

    dadgum said...

    Oh..forgot all about JA (snicker) Waiting for the final verdict. She needs to just go away..far, far away. Off the internet, off TV..into anonymity and despair.

    Fooolsfeedonfolly said...

    If Travis had not been absolutely slaughtered, Jodi's "statement" would be almost laughable. The manipulation is sooo incredibly obvious.

    In her attempt to "connect" with jurors who have differing interests and lifestyles, she hits all the major demographics:

    1. Cancer survivors/family, friends, neighbors, or co-workers of Cancer patients- stated current and stated future intention future donations to Locks of Love

    2. Save The Earth /environmentalists- stated future intention to start a prison trash recycling program

    3. Domestic Abuse victims and survivors/family, friends, co-workers of victims and surviviors- the Jodi "Survivor" t-shirt and stated future intention for sales donations

    4. The Arts community/philanthropists- the loss of such a talented artist

    5. Activists, Advocates, and Community Volunteers- her spirit of volunteerism, her new found willingness and eagerness to help her fellow man, the offer to teach Spanish

    6. Those with Disabilities- same as #5 and her offer to teach American Sign Language

    It's easy for anyone to see that Jodi's playing "Let's Make A Deal". If you let me live, I'll... It's a shame she wasn't as willing, eager, helpful, "sincere", enthusiastic, and talented in letting Travis live. It's as if her "personality" and "passions" somehow negate that she both shot and stabbed a man to death and nearly decapitated him. "But look how much good I could do..." seems to be her only defense. I hesitate to say she has no redeeming qualities, but aside from a miracle of God....

    Nic said...


    "Jodi Arias: "The Worst Mistake of My Life""


    Understatement of the century.

    Anonymous said...

    FFoF, you summed that up very nicely. She did try to hit them all didn't she? I bet HobNob could come up with a few she missed though. Give it a go Hobs?

    Nic said...

    Fooolsfeedonfolly, you are very observant. I can't get over how "passive" I am after readingposts like yours. She is a stellar manipulator, as you pointedly illustrated.

    BostonLady said...

    Arias never once said "I'm SORRY". Because she is not sorry for what she did. It came across loud and clear that Travis got what she felt he deserved. Arias made a fatal mistake when she displayed the "Survivor" t shirt. The jury did not buy her domestic violence defense and this just displayed that Arias doesn't care because she feels she has survived travis. Oh wait, she did! She brutally murdered him.

    'It's never been my intention to throw mud on Travis's name,'

    Right, it was her intention to drag Travis, the person, thru the mud and she did it again today.

    Arias has no remorse for what she did other than how it is affecting HER. She should have said "Please forgive me" to the Alexander family.

    Right now, Arias is giving interviews like a celebrity until midnite tonite. And she is wearing the make up that she demanded for these interviews.

    Not very contrite or worried about the jury voting for her to die.

    Anonymous said...

    rek said,
    "I think most of us have mntal health issues if you really think about it."

    "no one is perfect. these might be traits we can't overcome 100% but we sure have a say in how we choose to handle these circumstances. you can make a difference for yourself, personally speaking I have."

    I totally agree. I don't deny the existence of mental illnesses like schizophrenia for instance, but the emotional problems we all have are our starting point, not our script for life or a get out of jail free card. We have an obligation to ourselves and to everyone else to do our best to cope and grow and not use our emotional handicaps as get out of jail free cards.

    Anonymous said...

    Pun intended.

    Deejay said...

    Narcissist- This is ALL about her. Every sentence.

    BostonLady said...

    Lemon said...

    Mom Talks About Missing Cheerleader Found Dead

    (snipped)
    "Things you don't think of normally just run through your mind, like what is somebody doing to her, what is she having to live through," said Dunn, who works as an administrative assistant in Austin. "That would just worry me sick. That would really drive me crazy."

    Dunn's attorney, John Young, said authorities have told him investigators are looking at "other cases that may in fact be related or may be the same type to the very specific facts of this case."

    http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/mom-talks-missing-cheerleader-found-dead-19227349

    May 21, 2013 at 8:07 PM

    *****

    Jodi and Billie run neck in neck with incurring my anger!

    Why is Billie using a future tense "would" when what she thought of was in the past?

    I don't believe anything that Billie states to the media because LE is telling her nothing and that goes for her lawyer too.

    Anonymous said...

    She's going to donate her hair to Locks of Love.... someday. Puh-lease. She can't wait to toss those librarian eye-glasses and put on some lipstick for the cameras!

    She says she's going to do all this great stuff....in the future. But, wait! She's been sitting in jail for a couple of years already. Why hasn't she already started? She's certainly had time on her hands. Her hair has been long enough to donate since the day she was arrested.

    The "survivor" t-shirts didn't show up until recently, and then only to bolster her "victim of abuse" story.

    Nope. Jodi only does things for Jodi.

    Anonymous said...

    Just wondered if anyone saw this story:
    http://www.vice.com/read/did-a-murderer-just-give-himself-away-on-yelp?utm_source=vicetwitterus

    Anonymous said...

    I thought it was interesting to hear Janine Driver use the principles of statement analysis when she discussed Jodi Arias's behavior on Dr. Drew's program. When I Googled her, I learned she is a retired investigator and interrogator for the ATF after 16 years and is an expert in body language. She is very straight forward in her opinions.

    ~ABC said...

    Jodi Arias said during a 2008 interrogation: "If I hurt Travis, I would beg for the death penalty."

    I knew that was melodramatic BS. She held out until the last minute to get real! The audacity boggles the mind!

    Charlotte said...

    What about the dingo ate my baby case? Did Peter make an analysis on that?

    S + K Mum said...

    Who on earth would want Jodi's hair?! How creepy would that be, wearing hair grown by a twisted killer rotting in prison. Eeeeew!

    Anonymous said...

    Jodi's list of all these so-called good deeds she can do is a joke. Her lawyers must have scratched their heads raw coming up with such a stupid list. I don't see one thing she can do with that long list of do-gooder items she proclaims she will do from behind prison walls.

    First off, she can't do squat without guards allowing it and they don't run a t-shirt printing press, a PR firm, solicit funds for volunteer cancer research and clinics, or operate a retail store in prison for selling her survivor t-shirts or her amatuer paintings. Even if she might make and sell one or two she won't have the postage or packaging for shipping anything.

    She can teach spanish to other inmates? So? To whose benefit will that ever serve any useful purpose? Jodi won't even be able to breathe heavy without permission of correctional officers. She must think they will be there just for her benefit, jumping at her command.

    As for the sale of her hair for wigs, good lord, the average hair only grows approx 1/2" a mo or 6" per yr which is like spitting in the ocean hoping to create a river. Besides, they've got all those other women in prison growing and whacking their hair too; there's no line waiting outside any prison yard waiting to buy prison hair, and oodles of beauty salons everywhere who could sell plenty of hair for wigs.

    Jodi is dead weight, has nothing to sell and nothing of value. I'd buy a page torn from one of Misty Croslins' coloring books or one of her practice sheets where she tried to add 2 + 2 = 4 before I'd touch a thing Jodi Arais ever had her hands on.

    Jodis' first order of business will be lining up big bertha to protect her disgusting azz from being sliced to ribbons on a daily basis. ha ha... Good luck with that. I can just see it now, big berthas' already got somebody else she will be protecting from Jodi.

    Anonymous said...

    I agree w/you S & K; who in this world would ever wear a wig made from Jodis' hair; not if they knew where it came from.

    Have you looked at the wigs on the market now? There's some gorgeous synthetic ones, from expensive to lower price ranges, and better quality and style than many that are made from human hair. If I were going to buy a wig it would be one of these and not one that came from someone elses head.

    Anonymous said...

    You know, it really bothers me the way she butchered Travis, being totally defenseless against her. She HAD to have already had killing him in mind, saw her opportunity and took it. How long was he lying dead before he was found?

    Did any evidence ever surface where he actually had abused her?

    REK said...

    The whole "survivor" tshirt makes me sick to think about.


    I am a survivor of domestic abuse myself, but would never want to shout that to the world. I know how it feels to actually feel like your life is danger to the point where you could be killed. and the only instinct you have, being a smaller and weaker person is to run! and run fast. I ran out of my house without shoes and drove to the police station. I didn't stop and think to get a knife out of the kitchen because its not logical to think that when you are truly in fear for your life by someone who is bigger and stronger than you are! he would have just ended up killing me with the knife had that happened.

    in my situation i had a boyfriend who lived with me, controlled all my money (therefore i had none), drank heavily every day and controlled my every move. he took my phone away from me, told me I wasn't going to work the next morning, choked me, beat me, etc. i had to pretend to go to the bathroom so that I could run out our side door barefoot to the police station.

    I "survived" even though i was scared that my abuser would get out jail the next day and come attack me again.i slept with my dresser in front of my window and bed moved in front of my door. and to my shock, his bail was $300 which his family bailed him out and he was out the next day. jodi did not have any of that type of abuse. she even lived hundreds of miles away.

    personally knowing the experience of being attacked to the point where you believe you could die, there are very few circumstances where fending for your life is reasonable unless you have a gun or knife handy at the time. otherwise you run.

    Trigger said...

    "How can she claim abuse? Will someone enlighten me?"

    It wasn't what Travis did that angered Jodi and made her feel used and abused. It was what he didn't do.

    He didn't make her his woman. He didn't give her his love and commitment. She wanted him all to herself. He was her man.

    Jodi laid claim to Travis because he did her like she liked to be done. Sex like that makes her feel powerful emotions inside that she would never let herself feel otherwise. He was never going to be rid of her, in her mind, "until death do us part."

    She saw herself as a victim, because she couldn't let him go. In order to keep him attentive to her she thought that she had to maintain a fantasy with him to keep him close by.

    It became a nightmare for her when it didn't work. She couldn't keep him interested.

    I'll bet that she read every book about keeping a man interested, when you fear that you're losing him.

    When manipulation didn't work, she felt betrayed, so she "avenged" herself with his murder.

    Just my opinion.

    Anonymous said...

    Right you are, REK! Oh yeah, you hide and protect yourself the best you can and run for your life!! You DON'T run back and forth to the one who is abusing you, will, or ever has physically abused you.

    To skip the long story; I will tell you that the night came when my husband nearly killed me and I believe he would have had I not been clever enough to trick him into letting me go.

    Now mind you, he was a runner, a player and a drinker; I never knew where he was, night after night he left me alone and broke with a baby to feed, and how dare I question him. He had me walking on eggshells as I had already seen that he had the potential to physically hurt me as he would fly into insane rages, breaking and throwing things at me if I said one word about what he was doing.

    I had taken the baby, left him and filed for divorce when he came to my apt one night, drunk and raging, grabbed and dragged me into his car, held me down on the seat, and in a ranting rage drove like a madman miles out of town thru the dark woods and to a river.

    OMG, he was going to drown me in that river and I knew it. For hours I cried and begged and told him he had misunderstood the whole thing and how much I loved him, to believe me I would never love anyone but him, cooing and cuddling up and convincing him I would come back to him the next day. Eventually I got him calmed enough to wear down his insanity and finally he took me back to the apt hours later.

    I was so scared that I was almost crazy myself, I never went to bed, I stayed up the rest of the night and packed mine and the babys' few things I could get into my tiny little metropolitan car, loaded it and was on the road by daylight headed for my friends' home 150 miles away, a place I had never been to before, having to abandon everything else we had. Believe me, I never EVER went back.

    This is just one reason I questioned what evidence did Jodi ever have that Travis had abused her; because I KNOW you do NOT go back to an abuser, particularly one that you were never married too or had no kids with. In fact, you don't stay with a person who even has the potential to abuse you once you realize they are capable of it, and would.

    It is obvious that JODI was the abuser. She killed him, didn't she? That says it all; poor Travis. SHE was the abuser in this relationship. I feel so sorry for Travis, that he never figured out a way to get away from her and didn't realize how dangerous she really was.

    REK said...

    We will never know for sure if he knew she was coming but her little story about how she showed up, went through the back door, stood there for awhile until the dog noticed her sounds like a liars way of saying they snuck in the house don’t you think? If anyone can find this part of her testimony, and I believe this is referencing the night she showed up to travis’s where he was watching youtube videos, etc, it would be a great point for analysis

    Anonymous said...

    You've defined it well, Trigger. I would imagine it was almost exactly the way you described it. I figured it was a sex thing all along that Jodi had gotten herself emotionally wrapped up in and to the point where she could no longer think rationally; when Travis never had any intentions of carrying it any further than the bed, which Jodi made it so inviting and easy for him to do.

    She was sexually/emotionally addicted to him and possessively wanted the whole package, and if she couldn't have it nobody else would either. It's a damned shame he couldn't bring himself to find the strength to end it and stay the hell away from her before it was too late for him to save himself from her possessive sexual addiction that possessed her mind.

    I've seen a similar situation before, where the man couldn't be honest and upfront with a woman instead of using her for good sex, stringing her along and giving her false hope where there was none; then when he no longer wanted the sex he had gotten her addicted too, she couldn't take it emotionally. It can and does become a very dangerous situation.

    I don't think Jodi had one ounce of regret or remorse, or tears, for killing Travis; In her warped mind, I think she really does believe he used and abused her, and deserved his punishment.

    Anonymous said...

    There are some crazy crazy women in this world, REK; more than one might think. I never watched the hearing or any portions of Jodis' testimony, so I can't tell you what she said about showing up and entering through the back door the night she killed Travis.

    The main reason being, is that my son has been involved with two different women who have this pathological lying sociopathic/psychopathic nature; either one who could have easily killed him had he not finally been able to get away from them.

    Not only was he mentally but also physically abused by both of them; both in horrible ways, and one who almost killed him with her car once. He will have trouble with a foot and ankle for the rest of his life for what she did to him. I had warned him not to get involved with either one of them. I pray he's learned his lesson now.

    It isn't only abusive men out there, there are also some very dangerous abusive women as well. Over a period of several years I went through the tortures of the damned trying to help him break away from both of these relationships. I think it took years off my life, so I just didn't want to see or hear anymore about this type of dangerous relationship, which is why I avoided watching Jodis' trial.

    Lucy said...

    When she talks about "the worst mistake I ever made" she is being honest. She is talking about being sloppy and getting caught, not about killing him. She is unable to fake even basic empathy. She says the words that she thinks make her look like a normal person, (look at all the good things I will do in prison. I'm a good person, yeah?) but she is unable to understand how wrong she is. She is a classic narcissistic sociopath, but fortunately not a smart one. Were she smarter, there would be many more bodies in her wake before she was done.

    dadgum said...

    the 'hater' interview, ABC News

    http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/jodi-arias-interview-2013-arias-calls-reporter-hater-19231549

    C5H11ONO said...

    'This is the worst mistake of my life,' Arias said

    --If I were to take every statement as truthful, then Jodi is remorseful about the "mistake". I would want to know what exactly is the "mistake" she made that she now considers it to be the worst one. I don't believe she was referring to slaughtering Travis. I believe she was referring to leaving the camera in the washing machine. That is the one thing that ruined her well thought out plan. She didn't specify what the mistake was, but wants you to assume it was killing Travis.

    dadgum said...

    In one interview..either abc or fox, from Tuesday night..he is not able to utter the words 'I am sorry'..fumbling about..a muttered 'sorry'. For what? ugh..

    Anonymous said...

    Peter stole this article. Copyright infringement. Posting the entire article. No source listed.
    This is a violation of Blogger rules. Please be respectful and follow the guidelines. Not doing so can result in your posts removed and/or site taken down or legal action against you.

    rob said...

    Everyones statements are right on! Hobnob, Nic, FFoF and boston Lady, you all said everything that I think.
    S&K, I agree, I'd rather be bald, than were Jodi's hair. Locks of Love will probably put out a statement, like the domestic violence center, that they don't accept donations from Jodi.
    Trigger, this is the first time someone dumped her, instead of her doing the dumping. She was ready to be queen of the 5 bedroom home, travel around the country, no more waitressing for Jodi. Travis was her best catch so far, and she'd be damned, before she'd let him dump her!

    ~ABC said...

    Anon @ 11:11

    Who are you and why are you so eager to harrass Peter?

    Anonymous said...

    I am not incline to wish the DP in most cases. JA is someone who should get the DP. Perhaps that will get her to wake up and face her nasty personality straight on.

    Giving interviews lying endless through her crooked teeth!

    Typical of a gross piggish Narcissist who NEVER takes responsibility! NEVER! It is always someone else’s fault…..she blames Travis for his death cause he wouldn’t marry her, wouldn’t make her the Queen of his rich castle. The low class Jodi had to return to poor living in Yreka with grandma. She lost her house with Darryl, Darryl didn’t want children with her. Hmmm! I think he saw something as to not want children with her, though Darryl claims not having enough “time” for another child in his life. LIE.

    What did she have to look forward to when she – in her lazy, parasitic mind – was close to living the good life.

    I hope Jodi has nightmares for life and into the next one! Lying lying twisted Jodi.

    If she was crazy – she would have with that defense – they didn’t cause she knew what she was doing! Her violent manner in taking TA’s life was full blown rage!

    Anonymous said...

    I am eager to see JA leave the world stage - to truly go away into the night as she claimed in her allocution statement. Go Jodi GO! Your lies show your devious, unrepentant nature knows no bounds.

    Lis said...

    There are "mental health issues" and then there are personality disorders...

    When a person has no conscience, they are capable of the most heinous behavior. They are not capable of remorse or guilt. Those who wait for them to show sorrow, remorse, or guilt, will be disappointed. You might as well expect a human being to fly. Those without conscience do not choose not to experience remorse or guilt, they are unable to. They have no capacity. Nor can they learn or become capable somehow. If the human being has not developed conscience by around the age of 5, it is not going to happen.

    They also have no capacity for love or trust. They do what they know will hurt others, to get what they want or for revenge, but they do not actually know what they are inflicting because they have not experienced it, personally. They do not feel loss because they are not attached to anything- only to themselves.

    I have found that in a sense, to get enraged and offended at these people gives them the payoff they want. The thing that they least want is to be ignored. They prefer negative attention to no attention. They prefer infamy to oblivion.

    If Arias is sentenced to life in prison, she will not sit around having regrets or sorrow for the past. She will discard the past and begin her new life using the same 'skills' she always has with the new set of people she is thrown in with.

    Lis said...

    C5H11ONO said...

    'This is the worst mistake of my life,' Arias said

    --If I were to take every statement as truthful, then Jodi is remorseful about the "mistake".

    ---

    She did not say she feels remorse, though, she only stated it was her worst mistake (which, let's hope so, right?)

    By worst mistake, she may only mean not planning better and getting caught.

    Hobnob said...

    There was no remorse, no apology to the Alexander family, no emotion.
    it was like watching a power point presentation in a classroom of kids showing what i did on my hokiday.

    This is me and my parents.

    This is me at the beach.

    This is me with my best friend.

    This is me at a waterfall.

    yaddah yaddah yaddah.

    This creature is incapable of showing or expressing genuine emotion.

    She pretends such emotions oe maybe feels something when she feels she has achieved something she wants such as control over another.

    She reflects what she sees in others, she becomes a mirror to reflect the emotions and thoughts of who she is with.
    She becomes what they want her to be.

    In a cell on her own she can be no one but herself, she cannot reflect the thoughts or personality of another since she will see no one butt the odd corrections officer or attorney.

    She will fade away, there being nothing for her to feed on, to convince, to manipulate.

    Letters are meaningless, as are phone calls for she cannot see the person's face in order to emote, to become.

    Any contacts are behind glass and via a phone again she cannot feed of the emotions or be what they want to see.
    They will see her not as nice jodi thus allowing her to be seen in a positive light, they will see her as killer jodi, murderess jodi, something despicable.
    She will sense this and be revealed as she truly is.

    She will have nowhere to hide.

    Should she get life she will manage for a while, it will not last for as with all her previous friends and lovers, her true self will out and she will be discarded. if she is lucky they may let her live, if not someone will kill her>

    Hobnob said...

    If stabbing, shooting and slitting a throat is the worst mistake she has made, what is the worst thing she has done deliberately?

    Colleen said...

    Does anyone know if ANY member of the Arias family has apologized to the Alexander family?

    If not, my guess is that Jodi's not the only sociopath in that family.

    Colleen said...

    Hobnob: Your insightful analysis (@3:45 PM) of how Jodi's mind works is brilliant! Definitely the best I've heard or read in this case.

    ~ABC said...

    I find it difficult to take seriously someone who claims to be interested in another's integrity and does so anonymously. Something about that just doesn't ring true! :)
    I think you just want to be a nuisance.

    Cyril said...

    Ok Plop, stop threatening and go ahead and do it. Shut his blog down.

    ~ABC said...

    Anon at 10:17 PM
    It's not a big deal unless you want to criticize a blog, that doesn't belong to you, and be taken seriously. You can try to hide your motives under a cloak of honor and concern if you like, but I can see what's underneath. Just know that. ummmmmKay! :)

    ~ABC said...

    PS. Anon @ 10:17.
    You've also accused Peter of stealing and the accused is entitled to know who their accuser is.

    Lemon said...

    Anon-
    One would think you would get very tired policing the blogosphere. What difference does it really make to you? Peter's blog is running fine so I find your over interest peculiar.

    Rick said...

    Great Analysis Hobs!

    Trigger said...

    Colleen said, "Does anyone know if ANY member of the Arias family has apologized to the Alexander family?"

    "If not, then my guess is that Jodi's not the only sociopath in that family."

    Good point, Colleen.

    When I read this, I immediately thought about the Steven Powell family.

    I wonder what the Arias family has in common with the Powell family.

    Trigger said...

    Good point, Hobs.

    Jodi is still minimizing her wild night of sex and murder.

    Anonymous said...

    I'm not ACCUSING Peter of stealing. He is stealing.

    sidewalk super said...

    Re jury deadlock on arias:

    Has anyone seen the English news shot of the muslim-following killer waving around a cleaver, and a knife, and with hands and weapons so coated with the beheaded soldier's blood that he looks like he is wearing gloves?

    That is pretty much what jodi would have looked like as she cut up Travis.

    And yet, the jurors could not agree?

    Anonymous said...

    How dere all of you to judge Jodi, if you never "walked in her shoose".

    Stop attakin and look in the mirror asking yourself question : " what would I do if I would be Jodi "?
    There is a well know saying " never say never "
    Leave her along, and leave it to GOD.