Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Jodi Arias Speaks Out

Interesting and well written article from AP.  Note Jodi Arias' statement about death penalty.

Jodi Arias says she prefers death penalty

PHOENIX (AP) -- Jodi Arias spent 18 days on the stand sharing intimate, emotional and oftentimes X-rated details of her life before a rapt television and online audience. She had hoped it all might convince a jury that she killed her one-time boyfriend in self-defense.
But the eight men and four women on the panel didn't buy it, convicting Arias of first-degree murder after only about 15 hours of deliberations. Jurors will return to court Thursday to begin the next phase of the trial that could set the stage for Arias receiving a death sentence.

It's a punishment that Arias herself says she wants, telling a TV station minutes after her conviction that she would "prefer to die sooner than later."
"Longevity runs in my family, and I don't want to spend the rest of my natural life in one place," a tearful Arias told Fox affiliate KSAZ. "I believe death is the ultimate freedom and I'd rather have my freedom as soon as I can get it."
The case elevated the unknown waitress and aspiring photographer to a household name, with a real-life story of love, betrayal and murder far more alluring than any made-for-TV movie. The crime itself was enough to grab headlines: Arias, a 32-year-old high school dropout, shot Travis Alexander in the forehead, stabbed him nearly 30 times and slit his throat from ear to ear, leaving the motivational speaker and businessman nearly decapitated.
She claimed he attacked her and she fought for her life. Prosecutors said she killed out of jealous rage after Alexander wanted to end their affair and planned to take a trip to Mexico with another woman.
Arias' four-month trial quickly became a media sensation - ratings gold for cable networks that could broadcast from inside the courtroom and feed an insatiable public appetite for true-crime drama delivered live and up-close. It was, for many, the horrible train wreck they just couldn't turn away from, even though they know they should.
Arias fought back tears as the verdict was announced Wednesday in the hushed, packed courtroom, while Alexander's family members wept and hugged each other. They wore blue ribbons and wristbands with the words "Justice For Travis." The family thanked prosecutor Juan Martinez and a key witness and said it appreciated the outpouring of support from the public.
Outside, a huge crowd that had gathered on the courthouse steps screamed, whistled and cheered the news in a case that has attracted fans from across the country who traveled to Phoenix to be close to the proceedings.
Alexander's friend Chris Hughes said he was happy with the verdict, pointing out a bold proclamation that Arias made in one of her jailhouse interviews that she wouldn't be found guilty.
"She said, `No jury would convict me. Mark my words.' This jury convicted her," Hughes said. "Luckily we had 12 smart jurors. They nailed it."
When asked about Alexander's family, Arias told the station ( ), "I just hope that now that a verdict has been rendered, that they'll be able to find peace."
The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office said no more media interviews with Arias would be granted. She has been placed on suicide watch.
Testimony in Arias' trial began in early January. The trial quickly snowballed into a made-for-the-tabloids drama, garnering daily coverage from cable news networks and spawning a virtual cottage industry for talk shows, legal experts and even Arias, who used her notoriety to sell artwork she made in jail.
The trial now moves into the so-called aggravation phase during which prosecutors will argue the killing was committed in an especially cruel, heinous and depraved manner that should allow jurors to consider the death penalty. Both sides may call witnesses and show evidence. If the panel finds the aggravating factors exist, the trial then moves into the final penalty phase during which jurors will recommend either life in prison or death.
Authorities said Alexander fought for his life as Arias attacked him in a blitz, but he soon grew too weak to defend himself.
"Mr. Alexander did not die calmly," Martinez told jurors in opening statements.
Arias said she recalled Alexander attacking her in a fury after a day of sex. She said Alexander came at her "like a linebacker," body-slamming her to the tile floor. She managed to wriggle free and ran into his closet to retrieve a gun he kept on a shelf. She said she fired in self-defense but had no memory of stabbing him.
She acknowledged trying to clean the scene of the killing, dumping the gun in the desert and working on an alibi to avoid suspicion. She said she was too scared and ashamed to tell the truth. However, none of Arias' allegations that Alexander had physically abused her in the months before his death, that he owned a gun and had sexual desires for young boys, were corroborated by witnesses or evidence during the trial. She acknowledged lying repeatedly before and after her arrest but insisted she was telling the truth in court.
Arias spent 18 days on the witness stand describing an abusive childhood, cheating boyfriends, dead-end jobs, a shocking sexual relationship with Alexander, and her contention that he had grown physically violent.
A defense expert later testified that Arias suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder and dissociative amnesia, which explained why she couldn't recall much from the day of the killing. Another defense witness concluded that Arias was a battered woman.
Martinez worked feverishly to attack the credibility of the defense experts, accusing them of having sympathy for Arias and offering biased opinions.
Aside from her lies, Arias had another formidable obstacle to overcome.
Her grandparents had reported a .25-caliber handgun stolen from their Northern California home about a week before Alexander's death - the same caliber used to shoot him - but Arias insisted she didn't take it. Authorities believe she brought it with her to kill him. The coincidence of the same caliber gun stolen from the home also being used to shoot Alexander was never resolved.
Meanwhile, the entire case devolved into a circus-like spectacle attracting dozens of enthusiast each day to the courthouse as they lined up for a chance to score just a few open public seats in the gallery. One trial regular sold her spot in line to another person for $200. Both got reprimands from the court, and the money was returned.
Many people also gathered outside after trial for a chance to see Martinez, who had gained celebrity-like status for his firebrand tactics and unapologetically intimidating style of cross-examining defense witnesses.
The case grew into a worldwide sensation as thousands followed the trial via a live, unedited Web feed. Twitter filled with comments as spectators expressed their opinions on everything from Arias' wardrobe to Martinez's angry demeanor. For its fans, the Arias trial became a live daytime soap opera.


Anonymous said...

Good. Get her off the tax payers roll

Local anon in the Hailey Dunn case said...

I hope the jury got to hear that in the sentencing. On the other hand, I hope she and Casey and Billie and Shawn have the privilege of a long suffering life in jail. In Casey's case the jail in life she made for herself. I hope she and her jury live in hell on earth every minute of their lives. Good job Jodie jury.

Shelley said...

Still part of her plan. She knows they convicted her and wish her to pay. She may figure if says "kill me" that they will
Want her to live so she has to suffer.

Reverse psychology!

Anonymous said...

12 smart jurors, thank you!

BostonLady said...

"Longevity runs in my family, and I don't want to spend the rest of my natural life in one place," a tearful Arias told Fox affiliate KSAZ. "I believe death is the ultimate freedom and I'd rather have my freedom as soon as I can get it."

Interesting. Jodi doesn't want to spend the rest of her natural life in one place. She doesn't say PRISON. So, yes I believe her. Jodi doesn't want to be in one place, i.e. death row where she will never move until it is time for the needle.

Next Arias states she believes death is the ultimate freedom. but in her next statement she states "i'd rather have my freedom (not ultimate so not death) as soon as I can get it"

Yes, Jodi wants her freedom, not death, as soon as she can get it. Well Jodi, you won't be getting that soon. Even when you get the death penalty, you will not be put to death quickly. There will be appeals. I am sure she doesn't plan on skipping those.

BostonLady said...

One more comment. I watched the interview, it was not tearful. Jodi didn't shed one tear. Jodi also could not say "I'm sorry" to Travis Alexander's sisters. Jodi is not sorry.

Not being sorry = death penalty.

Jodi will be as defiant as she was on the witness stand when the prosecutor had to deal with her snarky snotty smirking non answers. Jodi either asked a question when she was asked by the prosecutor, or she would use the "ummmmmmmmmmm" while she tried to think of her next lie.

It's over Jodi. Your Twitter account has been closed. Your E Bay account is closed. You are being closed in with no voice on the outside.

Unknown said...

I am shocked AP ran with this story - it is so full of slanted, editorializing opinion that its really an opinion column - not a news story. Sure, out reads nicely and gets the facts right but come on AP - sensationalizing language from the writer in an AP story?
On the other hand - arias seems to be manipulating to the bitter end doesn't she? I agree with whoever above said it best - reverse psychology. She's too in love with herself to want to die.

Anonymous said...

Peter, I am glad she was convicted. I am glad the jury didn't allow themselves to be manipulated. It needs to be said though, in this case the victim was stupid and callous. Love hath no fury like a woman scorned. Let this be a lesson to people who think casual sex is harmless - just because women or men offer themselves up to be used, doesn't excuse using them. People can say no. Her crime was far worse, however, the victim was not without accountability. He used her like an object, and she took her vengeance like a scorned woman. Her action/reaction was in the extreme, but it is not entirely unexpected or unprecedented. Read Othello.

Casual sex is such a bad idea and it is like playing with explosives. We are all accountable not to use one another for our own gratification, and we shouldn't be surprised at what crazy people will do when they are jealous. Even apparently sane people can go crazy when they are jealous. So don't play with fire!

Colleen said...

I think Jodi is trying to manipulate the jury into sentencing her to life in prison by proclaiming that she wants the death penalty.

Peter, I would love to read your opinion on what she really wants.

John Mc Gowan said...

In this photo,,Jodi does indeed show emotion.


Her eyebrows are slightly oblique.

Her lips are pressed together,this is a sign of anxiety,and determination,she is fighting back her emotions.

The corners of her mouth are drawn down,her lower lip is pushed up, raising,and crinkling her chin boss.

Jodi is showing signs of Sadness, Anxiety,and determination.

The point of my post is,however,Jodi does not show any outward signs of remorse or guilt.

I would have expected a lot of floor gazing.(Oscar Pistorious)

In what i have seen of Jodi,she has constant eye contact through out the verdict,and also the trial..

In My Opinion,and as we have seen,its all about Jodi Arias..

S + K Mum said...

She probably knows she's going to get the death penalty and it's simply a case of 'sentence me to death - that's what I want anyway!'. A childish 'I don't care' attitude I think.

John Mc Gowan said...


Hailey Dunn Remembered at Memorial Mass Service.

John Mc Gowan said...


Boston Suspect's Widow Hires Terrorism Lawyer.

The wife of deceased bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev continues to answer questions from police as she expands her legal team.

The widow of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev has hired a criminal lawyer who has experience defending terrorism cases.

Attorney Amato DeLuca says his client, Katherine Russell, has added New York lawyer Joshua Dratel to her legal team as she continues to face questions from federal authorities.

Mr DeLuca says Ms Russell will keep meeting with investigators and answering questions.

Mr DeLuca and Miriam Weizenbaum have been representing Ms Russell, who lives in Rhode Island with her family, since her husband was killed nearly three weeks ago. They specialise in civil cases such as personal injury law.

Mr DeLuca has said Ms Russell had no reason to suspect her husband and his brother, Dzhokhar, had anything to do with the deadly April 15 bombing.

Tamerlan Tsarnaev died from gunshot wounds and blunt trauma
Tamerlan Tsarnaev's body remains at a Worcester, Massachusetts, funeral home after more than 100 cemeteries have refused to bury him.

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Police say it has so far cost tens of thousands of dollars to provide security at the funeral home run by Peter Stefan, who was hired to prepare Tsarnaev's body for burial.

Tamerlan Tsarnaev died following a gun battle with police, and 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is in a prison hospital, facing charges that could bring the death penalty.

Katprint said...

Jodi Arias' full post-verdict interview can be seen here:

@ John - I agree she is very, very sad for herself. Several times during trial, when she was forced to confront her current circumstances and likely future fate, she has been very sorry for herself. I don't think anyone can blame her for dreading what is going to happen to her.

However, what makes people nuts is her "if I'm going down, I'm taking you with me" attitude. Like saying that the reason she avoids looking at Travis' family is because they bear a family resemblance to the man who abused her. Or that SHE didn't want to expose poor Travis' secrets by taking the case to trial but the mean old prosecutor - and Travis' abuser-lookalike family - wouldn't agree to a plea deal.

Also, her lack of impulse control when she needs to be on her best behavior is astonishing. She has now "owned" the meanspirited twitter posts being posted on her behalf. Which include a reference to her artwork being sold on her behalf. This is going to be penalty phase evidence in support of the theme, The only way to stop her from continuing to victimize Travis and his family is to kill her. I previously didn't think this case would merit imposition of the death penalty - most murders are painful and this particular murder is really not exceptional except for the outrageous lies by the perpetrator - but I think Jodi Arias' ongoing conduct may provoke a sentence of death instead of life in prison.

I regard the death penalty in the same light as most Americans regard cutting off a thief's hand. I think society is adequately protected by imprisoning murderers for life. I wish people wouldn't kill each other. I don't think the jury will be fooled by Jodi Arias' attempt at reverse psychology trying to pretend life in prison would be a harsher sentence than death. I am sad to see Jodi Arias talking herself into a coffin.

Ney said...

Both the DP and the LWOP has its own form of punishment for her. First degree was the most important for her to get.

She needs to face what she has done one day. I hope she lives long enough to realize that, and one day she will apologize to Travis's family (and to her own family).
For that to happen, first jodi herself has to feel sorry for what she has done. She needs to realize and care about the fact that she has taken a man's life. She has ruined so many other lives.
Remorse, shame, and regret -those are the emotions she needs to find in herself wherever she will "go" from now on. She might never find those...
(It is hard to imagine there are people who can live without those emotions.)

Ney said...

I meant to say I hope she will feel sorry for it one day, and will apologize to Travis's family before she dies, whenever that will be.

Coughing said...

This case was exceptional in the manner of death! Not just painful, she hacked him to death. Can't you picture the shrieking, frenzied stabbing, his terror, her wild eyes? This was not like a strangulation. If you had to go by murder, no one would choose this one because there was so much suffering. I know that is a bizarre thing to say but I'm using it to bring home the idea that when you look at it that way, it is far more exceptional and savage than most murders you hear about on the news.

Jodi loves to talk too much to die. She would have no audience, no sick fan mail, no opportunities for perverted sexual dalliances. She would try to sell a book and thrive on the inevitable Lifetime movie.

If they imposed some imaginary, unconstitutional gag order on her for the rest of her life she'd choose death I bet. Shutting up would make her die inside. This suicide watch is still MEMEME. And borderline.

Ney said...

I've just watched her Fox interview she gave after the verdict, vow. She is still trying to drag her victim's name, trashing JM, NGrace,had the chance to say sorry to Travis's family, she didn't etc. Just vow.

Katprint said...

@ Coughing -- I'm not saying the murder wasn't horrific. I'm saying that most violent domestic homicides are horrific regardless whether the victim is stabbed repeatedly or strangled like Nina Reiser (whose husband Hans Reiser was another sociopathic liar like Jodi Arias and Casey Anthony) or drowned like Kathleen Savio was by Drew Peterson or run over repeatedly like Clara Harris did to her cheating husband or bludgeoned to death or whatever other violent killing method.

IMO this was a fairly typical premeditated intimate partner murder. IMO Jodi thought that Travis would immediately die like stabbed people do in movies and TV shows; she didn't anticipate that he would try to fight for his life. Perhaps she never killed anyone before.

Anonymous said...

She is telling you exactly what I have said, it is a blessing of sorts to be executed, instead of a long life sentence is prison. Why give them a gift? She is not playing mind games with the public, she wants out of that prison, even if it means death.

Death Penalty is NOT a deterrent for criminals.

Kill people to save money? If that is who you are, then go for it, but do the dirty work yourselves, or watch it live.

Cowards kill people to save money.

patrice said...

Jodi does not want the death penalty- she still wants to be in charge- I want what Travis' family wants- and last night it was stated that they want the death penalty for her.

REK said...

I will be watching the interview shortly.However based on the testimony that suicide ideation was sprinkled throughout her diary since teenage years, (and knowing my own interest in contemplating death as a teenager..not a suicide ideation necessarily but this urge to understand and know what happens to us) I do think she was being truthful. And I do think it is a way out. Yes she will also adapt but it will be a looooong life, knowing what she got to miss out on. I do think death is an easy way out.

GetThem said...

In her interview just minutes after being handed a guilty verdict (see here in attached link: ), she says "dying is the ultimate freedom. I'm sorry to say it, but she is a BITCH. That comment sounds like she is trying to convince Travis's family that she did him a kindness. A kindness. My guess is that she wants people to believe that for her sentencing hearing today so she won't be sentenced to death. SHE IS A LIAR to say she doesn't want to live. Can you say M A N I P U L A T I V E?

REK said...

GetThem --yuck that is terrible..yes she is making it seem like she did travis a favor.

GetThem said...

Boston Lady, that annoyed me too that the article called her tearful. She never shed one tear during the whole trial. She wiped her eyes a lot with the same magical tissue that never got wet.

Red Ryder said...

What Katprint said...

REK said...

I just listened to a few clips of the interview. I still think she is being truthful when she says she would rather die then stay in jail the rest of her "natural" life.

natural stood out to me, it does make me wonder if she is considering suicide, which wouldn't be a surprise.

she also says it wasn't premeditated but she was "fairly sure the jury wouldn't convict of premeditation, because there wasn't any"

Jeff said...

Arias is too narcissistic to ever commit suicide. This is just more of her BS to get attention. I'm sure, once incarcerated, she will find new ways to glamorize herself, fueled by those idiot followers of hers. Hopefully the media will just forget about her.

Skeptical said...

Anon 7:44

You said that the death penalty is not a deterrent to killing. What about the murderers in prison who have life sentences and go on to kill other prisoners. Do they not count in your equation?

I can think of a case (Kenneth McDuff) where if the death penalty had been imposed there would be 5 families with daughters still alive. So, yes, the death penalty can prevent murder.

Colleen said...

Last night HLN aired a video of Jodi's family leaving the court house. A perceptive lady on their mock jury noted how briskly the grandmother walked to the parking lot. A stark contrast to the grandmother who was in court all week being pushed around in a wheelchair.

How many liars, con artists and mental cases can run in one family?

Here's the link to the video if you'd like to see it:

Trigger said...

"How many liars, con artists and mental cases can run in one family?"

Jodi Arias didn't just fall from a cloud and become a sensational murderess because she was bored.

She had a family that raised her. She has revealed herself to be controlling, manipulative, and deadly.

She will kill again if given the chance.

REK said...

from my experience of studying psychology, and experience with friends/acquaintances, I do believe the borderline personality diagnoses is accurate. People with this will indeed cry wolf for attention. They do idealize suicide in their minds as "freedom" however what they truly want (even if they dont' realize it) is the attention of others to sympathize with them. It would be interesting to know the rate of compelted suicides amongst people with borderline personality. I imagine there are lots of attempts and fewer completions. I think they may complete it out of their out of control intensity but what they truly wanted was attention.

sha said...

The death penalty does NOT save anyone any money. It costs more to put an inmate to death than to keep them in prison for has something to do with the amount of appeals and other costs. The DP is a possibility in this case because this...BEAST.. (jodi) just won't stop spewing lies and trying to hurt people even if they put her in jail forever. She is going to try reverse psychology and end up reversing herself right into a DP verdict, then watch her use every appeal she can. She is afraid of it, when she said she'd rather die her eyes had a microexpression of fear. She thinks the jury is so dumb they'll hear she WANTS the dp so they won't give it.

Randie said...

Does anyone have the whole transcript to Jodi's interview/statement??

Frannie said...

The jury is still under instruction not to read, listen, ect.. anything about the trial because they have to go into sentencing phanse of the trial. So, all this talk of trying to do reverse psychology on the jury is nonsence. The jury will do what they feel is the right thing, regardless of what folks are saying to the media.

Randie said...

"I think I just went blank," Arias said. "I just feel overwhelmed. I think I just need to take it a day at a time. It was unexpected for me. There was no premeditation on my part."

1. She has no problem using the word "I"....

2. She doesn't "own" it being unexpected. [I didn't expect that.] She was expecting it.

3. She doesn't "own" premedition by using the word "I". [I didn't premeditate!] Because it was all premeditated.

4. She says there was no premeditation on "my part"... She is still blaming the victim.

Randie said...

"I just hope that now that a verdict has been rendered, that they'll be able to find peace."

1. "that" is said 3 x's in one sentence! That = distance.

2. she said "find peace" not "have peace"

Randie said...

"I just hope that now that a verdict has been rendered, that they'll be able to find peace."

Notice how far away from each other are the words: I/hope -- they'll/peace?

She separates herself from their peace.

Randie said...

Only AFTER DNA proved Arias had been there, she claimed that she and Alexander had been attacked by two masked killers in a home invasion. She said she didn't go to the police because she was still in fear of them.

It was not until years after his death that she admitted to killing Alexander in what she said was an act of self-defense.

John Mc Gowan said...


Mark McClish's interpretation on the word "BUT".

On April 29, 2013, Attorney General Eric Holder spoke at the Anti-Defamation League's Centennial Summit. In his speech, we find the following comments in regards to the recent bombings at the Boston Marathon.

"Our investigation into this matter remains ongoing and I want to assure you that my colleagues and I are determined to hold accountable, to the fullest extent of the law, all of those who were responsible for this attack. But I also want to make clear that just as we will pursue relentlessly anyone who would target our people or attempt to terrorize our cities the Justice Department is firmly committed to protecting innocent people against misguided acts of retaliation."

It has been said that the word "but" stands for "Behold the Underlining Truth." No matter what was said before this word the most important information in the sentence is what comes after this word. Consider the following statements:

"I love you but I won't marry you."
"The food was good but you could have used less salt."

We find the word "but" in the Attorney General's statement; "But I also want to make clear..." Prior to using this word he talked about holding accountable those individuals responsible for the Boston Marathon bombing. However, he then goes on to say, "But I also want to make clear...the Justice Department is firmly committed to protecting innocent people against misguided acts of retaliation." Based on his language, the Obama administration is more concerned with protecting people against misguided acts of retaliation than finding out who was responsible for the bombing.

REK said...

I also found it off putting how the reporter asked her if she could go back to the time when she was at teh hoover dam with blood on her hands, what she would do. and she says go to the police department because it would have been the right thing to do. she never says she would have called 911 or tried to get help for travis.m therefore she absolutely knew he was dead

Anonymous said...

OT: baby still missing

Tania Cadogan said...

What will be interesting is, she has said she wants the death penalty yaddah yaddah, if she appeals her sentence and goes through hoops to prevent execution or if she will refuse any and all appeals and join the express line to hell..

My bet is she will fight tooth and nail to avoid the needle and will once again be proven a liar.

All though her post verdict interview she was trying to control, to persuade.
It was all Juans fault, he lied, hid evidence etc, she took no responsibility for her actions.

I was gobsmacked when she claimed a psychologist saifd we needed people to persecute, to fill a need, she came across as having a jesus complex, she dies to keep us happy.

She admitted she tried to plea deal and that it was the pros. fault they made her drag Travis's character through the mud. This was her trying again to control events.

There were also lots of microsmirks, she saw this as yet another stage where she was the star , it was all about her.

She described her mom as a saint yet this is the same woman who called her mom an abuser, which is it?
Once you tell a lie you cannot remember what you said to whom.

When i look at her face it is flat and expressionless, it is like there are no muscles, it doesn't show expressions like you or i,almost like claymation. I think is perhaps why microexpressions stand out.

she is the centre of her own universe and a waste of space in ours, it will never be her fault, should she take the stand in mitigation it will still be about how hard done by she is,it will all be about how someone said no and made her what she is.

I fully expect her in prison to be the one trying to control everyone and everything, she sees herself as an alpha female. What scares me is in jodi's face i see kate mccann.

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REK said...

she is emotionless. that is why When she was asked her thoughts at this point in time she said she’s “blank”. Because she doesn’t know how to feel. It doesn’t come natural. She has to copy others or observe others in the same situation. She is very void of emotion and it’s scary. She also had the perfect opportunity to say sorry but she didn’t! she was smug, tried to gain a pity party and is not helping her mitigatin one bit! I wonder if this is possible this interview could be part of “mitigation” factors?

Anonymous said...

would love your SCAN of her verdict interview... is she narcisistict or what?

Anonymous said...

Well, if she wants the DP, why can't she just go to the court and say to them, to give her death?

It would save on dragging this out, it would spare the emotions of family and friends for both sides.

Just cut to the chase, and ask for the DP.

Texas Anon

REK said...

yeah. she claimed she would beg for the death penalty in her earlier interview

Anonymous said...

Well, we will see how hard she fights to save her life.

All the time spent on appeals.

I went back through her police interviews and noticed that when they were showing her the death scene photos, she didn't shed one tear. Not one. That tells me that when she say the autopsy photos in court, all those "tears" was nothing but BS.

Texas Anon

REK said...

Its creepy how she keeps begging to look at them too. I think it was beyond trying to piece together the evidence. In closing arguments juan was putting up a few pictures. she hid behind her hands. at one point he Indicated he was changing pictures. She peeks out from behind her hands to see what the new picture was. So she was still listening..still interested..just trying to appear overcome with emotions when really she wanted to sneak a peek!

Unknown said...

It doesn't matter what Jodi wants anymore, and it doesn't matter if she lies about what she wants. It's up to the jury and I'm no lawyer but I'm certain that what the defendant wants for a sentence isn't part of the jury instructions. I'm not usually for the death penalty, but in Jodi's case I'm thinking if they don't she will be a continual source of pain for Travis' family, and her own.
If they do give her the death penalty it will be fascinating to see if she waives appeals and hastens her own death, or carries it out to the nth degree for decades.
My opinion is she is afraid of the DP because I've seen some microexpressions of fear when she talks about it, and this is just another type of suicide threat which is a reflection of BPD. She will carry on and create just as much dramarama as possible until they shut her up...but that's just my opinion and I reserve the right to be wrong ;)

Anonymous said...

Deport her to a country like Somalia or North Korea or Myanmar or Afghanistan or the Gaza Strip or Sudan or the Nigerian Delta of the Ivory Coast with nothing but her prison uniform

Deport her to a real slum like Kosice-Lunik IX (Slovakia) or San Juan de Lurigancho (Peru) or Orangi (Pakistan) or whatever is left of Kowloon (China)

Kick her out of the US, making her not our problem, but kick her to a location that will destroy her

Skeptical said...

Jodi tries to manipulate and control right to the end. I think there might be a seed of truth in her saying she wants the death penalty. If she gets it, she gets what she wants and gets to blame the jury for giving it to her. She stays in control right to the end. If she receives LWOP, she will lose all control to the prison system and will probably have contact with other psychopaths who are meaner and better at the manipulation game than she is.

How many ways did she manipulate? Let me count the ways: She made excuses, blamed others, evaded questions, denied the facts, feigned innocence, minimized, changed the subject, outright lied, intimidated, refused to give direct answers. Keeping control and maintaining a favorable image are her Achilles heel.

Randie said...

“I think the way everything happened, if I had just been honest from the beginning I would be in a different place and so would everyone else. And because of what I’ve done a lot of people will hurt for a long time.”

I, I, I, I, I etc.....

She put herself first,
Everyone else second

"And" means missing information.

She won't apologize.

John Mc Gowan said...

Dr. Drew HLN
4 minutes ago
Jodi's just been taken to a psych ward. What do you make of it?

dadgum said...

Joran Van der Sloot is in Lurigancho..what a pair they would make! If only they shared a cell..

Prostitutes are allowed there, maybe not a good idea since she would enjoy it..

Anonymous said...

Colleen said...
I think Jodi is trying to manipulate the jury into sentencing her to life in prison by proclaiming that she wants the death penalty.

I agree, kinda sounds like "please dont throw me in the briar patch"

Blaze said...

If Jodi wanted to die.. she would have killed herself already. She wants life because she thinks she'll be able to escape.

Blaze said...

Court canceled. Jodi trying to save her life by insanity? Ha! Sure she wants to die....

Anonymous said...

Court canceled for today = just another way Jodi has of trying to control things.

Randie said...

“There’s a lot of regret BECAUSE I was really hoping to get a plea and avoid talking about a lot of things that came out about him… WE could’ve been able to avoid the murkier aspects of his life that he kept hidden… now the curtain has been drawn and you can see the hypocrisy and everything that was there.”

1. WE---she was sharing the guilt

2. She is still blaming the victim

3. Plea deal (and) Talking about alot--- are 2 different subjects. She didn't say..."There’s a lot of regret BECAUSE I was really hoping to get a plea TO avoid talking about a lot of things that came out about him…"

Her words are revealing her heart.

4. Is the word "curtain" like "door"? Is the word "drawn" like the word "closed/open"???

JerseyJane said...

Jodi is just playing out her PTSD!!!!!

Hurry, someone, get the LaViolette PlayBook!!!

She is following thru to show that Prosecutor's Dr. Expert was wrong... That pissed her off extremely so!!!! Jodi is following her 2+years script she has Bern rehearsing.

Coughing said...

OMG Katprint, let's hope she's never killed before. I believe she chose to stab him because stabbing is very personal, she didn't just stab to kill, she stabbed to maim, hurt and terrify, and to release her frenzied rage. I think it took that level of violent, prolonged 'savage intimacy' for lack of a better way of describing it, to sate her.
Good correlation between the rundown.

Anonymous said...

If she really wants the death penalty, why didn't she just plead guilty?

Anonymous said...

I don't know the exact quote, but Jodie is still zinging Travis's family. She shows no pity for them and no remorese. She said something to the effect of "I hope they (the family) can keep THEIR idea of Travis"...meaning that what his family knew was not the real evil Travis. Jodie should die because she will be an evil manipulator all the rest of her life and cause havocwherever she is. A very dangerous woman.

Anonymous said...

Jodi Arias Voice Mail to Fox 10's Troy Hayden - Published on May 9, 2013

This is the sound of a calculating psychopath planning her rehearsed verdict reactions and plans. Listen carefully as she talks about what the verdict may be. Keep in mind this voice mail was was recorded on or around May 5 - three days before the verdict.

Troy Hayden is the reporter from FOX that got the interview with Arias right after the verdict was read.

Katprint said...

@Coughing - Back in 2009 while she was still claiming Travis was killed by ninjas, Jodi wrote a letter to her exboyfriend Ryan Burns.

"But three things above all that I must clarify is, no, Detective Flores did not 'save your life,' and no, he will not be turning up any 'missing ex-boyfriends' from my past, and no, I am not a 'serial killer.'"

I don't know whether or not Jodi had attacked or killed anyone before Travis. She says she didn't but the fact that she spontaneously mentions this possibility in her own handwritten letter establishes that it was not unthinkable. The thought must have been in her head for her to put it in her letter. (The rest of the letter is a fascinating read as well.)

BostonLady said...

dahbou said...

If she really wants the death penalty, why didn't she just plead guilty?

May 9, 2013 at 6:29 PM


Because Jodi is a liar. She doesn't want the death penalty. Jodi wants the attention, the drama and she does not believe she did anything wrong when she killed Travis. Jodi told the jury that he attacked her for dropping the camera. She had no choice but to stab him 29 times, slit his throat and shoot him in the face. Travis MADE her do this.

Jodi will never take responsibility for her actions. And Jodi feels no remorse for anyone except herself. When you see those phony tears she cries, those are for her.

Jodi should never ever leave the jail. She will kill again.

Lis said...

The most important thing to a psychopath is to be in control. Jodi is not in control anymore but she'll never stop trying to seize it. She is probably afraid she is going to get the death penalty and so is asserting that it is her will first. A form of denial. "I am in control here, I *want* the death penalty." If she does get the death penalty, she may try to kill herself first, just so as to be in control to the end.

brosnanfan said...

I think that she thought by changing her appearance, it might lend credence to her story that she was the innocent party who defended herself against a maniac. Her librarian appearance (darker hair [I'm assuming the mousy brown is her natural color], the geek glasses, little/no makeup, boring clothes) is vastly different than how she looked before. I thought the jury might be swayed by that, among other things; I'm glad to see they were not.

Anonymous said...

Suicide is the ultimate form of manipulation.

Texas Anon

Dee said...

john said...

Mark McClish's interpretation on the word "BUT".

On April 29, 2013, Attorney General Eric Holder spoke at the Anti-Defamation League's Centennial Summit. In his speech, we find the following comments in regards to the recent bombings at the Boston Marathon.

"Our investigation into this matter remains ongoing and I want to assure you that my colleagues and I are determined to hold accountable, to the fullest extent of the law, all of those who were responsible for this attack. But I also want to make clear that just as we will pursue relentlessly anyone who would target our people or attempt to terrorize our cities the Justice Department is firmly committed to protecting innocent people against misguided acts of retaliation."

It has been said that the word "but" stands for "Behold the Underlining Truth." No matter what was said before this word the most important information in the sentence is what comes after this word. Consider the following statements:

"I love you but I won't marry you."
"The food was good but you could have used less salt."

We find the word "but" in the Attorney General's statement; "But I also want to make clear..." Prior to using this word he talked about holding accountable those individuals responsible for the Boston Marathon bombing. However, he then goes on to say, "But I also want to make clear...the Justice Department is firmly committed to protecting innocent people against misguided acts of retaliation." Based on his language, the Obama administration is more concerned with protecting people against misguided acts of retaliation than finding out who was responsible for the bombing.

John...This administration, from the top on down, is all about "political correctness". It's run amuck. Yes, innocent people need to be protected from retaliatory attacks because of how they "look". But, come on, lets call a spade a spade. They were radicalized Muslims who were hell bent on causing death and destruction. They were/are terrorists, be it domestic or foreign, no difference, still terrorists. This Admin has a problem calling them what they are. If Timothy McVeigh was a terrorist so are the Boston bombers.

Tania Cadogan said...

I looked through the pics of jodi and her mom at the moment the verdict was read.

Jodi was shocked they didn't buy her story, She truly believed they would fall for the claims of abuse etc,
The initial pic she has a sneer on her face, i see tension yet her eyes remain dead,it is as if the court is beneath her.
Jodi has a flat smooth face, it always makes me think of claymation models where you create the expression on the surface/skin they are disconnected from what would be the underlying muscle
Willmott looks resigned, she knows what the verdict will be, her shoulders are slumped, she is not a happy bunny.

The next one is the gasp with jodi closing her eyes,it lasts only a second or so then she composes herself.
next we see the chin tremble and her eyes soften and tear up.
This is not remorse this is jodi feeling sorry for herself, she was caught out in multiple lies big time.
She also clamps her lips tight, biting down on them, what i wonder was she wanting to say?
wilmott looks disinterested

What really stands out though is the look on her mom. She is furious. it's the look you get from mom when you have been really bad.
Is her anger raged at the jury or at her daughter?
I can see it at her daughter especially given what jodi a has said about her parents.
the woman in blue interests me asi i see her looking i guess askance at jodi.
Her look isn't that of sympathy or shock is is more of who are you really, what are you, it is almost as if she is pulling away, distancing herself.

I would love to know what jodi's family said in private after the verdict.

Anonymous said...

In that case she deserves life in prison. I hope they give her life. She should be properly punished. A long long life in one place, prison.

Unknown said...

Anyone as invested in this case as I am --- if you haven't already, check out TRAVIS ALEXANDER'S BLOG SPOT ---
If this is old news, forgive me, but he says and I quote - "Desperately trying to find out if my date has an axe murderer penned up inside of her and knowing she is wondering the same thing about me."
Oh, Travis. You had no idea what you were up against.......

Most Sincerely,

Randie said...

Katprint THANK YOU for the link!

I am working on the analysis of the letter. If all I did, were to take all the "this" "that" in the letter they will tell the story of Jodi as to what is close to her and what she wants away from her!

It is revealing!

She has embedded words: "I am a pysocpath and freaky."


Coughing said...

Julie, I agree. In this case I am also for execution though I'm ambivalent otherwise. You are on the nose with how she will always be tormenting Travis's parents. I would not be surprised if she came up with sadistic ways of torturing them...who was it that pretended to go to God and as an attempt at absolution surprised the family with horrific details of the murder? Long ago...She loves to talk so she will want to live. If the sentence her to death she will probably suicide so she can remain in control.

Katprint, I read your analysis below--of Jodi's odd answering of unasked questions. Fascinating, thanks for posting. This case is so involved, nuanced and weighted down with so much free editing verbiage from Jodi that I find it impenetrable. I never would have found that.

Anonymous said...

I could be wrong but I don't believe that Jodi will use suicide as the ultimate "look at what you bad people made me do now". If she can't be around to see the pain she causes to those she feels have done her wrong, then what's the point of causing the pain? She gets no relief unless she can savor in the pain she inflicts on those she feels have hurt her in some way. Some people have asked why she didn't just wait until he was asleep and sneak in and shoot him while he was sleeping. She wouldnt do that because she wanted Travis to know he was going to die. Perhaps the stab to the heart was a type of symbolism to her. She might have told Travis that she was going to let him "know what a broken heart really feels like." Im sure that she let Travis know that he was going to die for what she believes he did to her. She lost control of him when he no longer wanted her due to her manipulative behavior. She got the control back when she killed him but it isn't enough for her to just take control. She had to let him know that she was going to take the control back. She did this by making him suffer. A bullet to the head would have been too quick for her although I don't believe she realized he would put up the fight that he did. She won't apologize because she is not sorry. In fact, she would do it again. It has all been worth it for her. As she said, while sitting alone in the interrogation room after finding out she was being charged for his murder..."I still beat you".

sidewalk super said...

The only abuse jodi got from her parents was not paying attention to her developing mental health problems. She should have been under psychiatric care as a child.
Doubtless she caused turmoil at the family home.

I think she had jealousy of Travis, because he was what she could not be. She attempted to align herself with him to feel better, he saw her downer aspects clearly. But he confused her sex acts with responsibility/caring.

The photos of Travis's naked body show very large bruises on his legs,....jodi was a kicker, why is this never discussed by the analysts, the autopsy people?

jodi seems so mentally disturbed, so evil, she cannot be allowed to ever participate in any outside incarceration life again. She would kill again, destroy again.

My vote is for her death.

sidewalk super said...

We no longer heed what jodi wants. She gave up her right to be heard when she killed Travis.

We now do what is best for our society as a whole.

Randie said...

Here is an e-mail sent by Jodi Arias on Sept. 1, 2008 to a leader at Travis Alexander's employer Pre-Paid Legal.

"I am writing THIS letter in regards to Travis Alexander, whose life was taken last June. He was a good friend of mine. Am (NO PRO NOUN) also, at present, in custody as I am being charged with his murder.

I am not writing THIS solely to plead my own innocence. THAT goes without saying -- as Travis meant the world to me and I would never harm him.

It is my understanding THAT his memory will be honored and recognized in Las Vegas THIS September. I would humbly remind those who say any different -- THAT I am innocent until proven guilty.

It is with a spirit of humility THAT I would ask THAT if I am in any way referenced during Travis' memorial at the team breakout, THAT my implied innocence is taken into account.

With humble gratitude,

Jodi Ann Arias"

There is so much to analyze! But, look at the words "this" and "that"... You can see what she pulls close to her and what she wants to distance herself from.

Randie said...

Why didn't she just say "in September"? Why did she write THIS September. She wrote it on September 1, 2008 for goodness sake!!

sidewalk super said...

Re the letter to Prepaid Legal:

Is English her second language? Or is this another attempt to show off her Einstein-worthy language skills?

At first it reads like "I know I'm guilty but while I'm the center of your attention, remember, I'm to be discussed as innocent because I'm not convicted of taking the life of Travis."

Then, I'm angered when I read that she really wants the attention of the group on her at center stage feigning innocent and humble, and, oh, by the way, "Who is Travis?".

The jurors were great! They did their job and did it well! Martinez had real responsible/concerned citizens/peers to work with! Good job all!

rob said...

I hope everyone heard the message that Jodi left for the reporter before the verdict came down. IF I get murder one, come immediately for the interview, IF I get 2nd degree or manslaughter, the interview will be after the sentence of given. She is still playing the game, trying to keep control. Give her the death penality, then every time she appeals, challange her, I thought you WANTED death, YOU said you perfered it. She cannot stand to be challanged or thought poorly of. Give her what she wants, then let her favorite, Nancy Grace, know every time she goes for appeal, and let the chips fall where they may.