In the Jodi Arias murder trial, graphic sexual testimony continues to shock the courtroom in Maricopa County in Phoenix, Arizona. The family and friends of the murder victim, Travis Alexander was devastated and disgusted.
Travis Alexander was found by friends brutally murdered in his shower. He had been shot, stabbed 27 times and had his throat cut from ear to ear.
Taylor Searle was one of Travis Alexander’s good friends and former roommate. Searle talked to RadarOnline about Jodi Arias saying, “She is scary because you know she is lying about something, but you almost think she believes her own lies because she is selling it so effectively.”
“I don’t take anything she says as 100 per cent truth. Her credibility is zero with me, and that’s her reputation with me. I look at it through the lens that everything she said up until now has been a fabrication.”
Part of the problem with believing anything alleged murderer, Jodi Arias is that since the murder, Arias has changed her story of the events of that night three times. She first claimed she was not present when Travis Alexander was viciously murdered.
Then she changed her story claiming that she was there but masked men broke into Alexander’s apartment and assaulted them both before killing him. Finally she settled on the story that she killed her ex-boyfriend in self defense.
Three days of defense testimony has taken place and Arias’ attorneys are trying to show that their client is the victim. They have alleged that Jodi Arias was a victim of childhood abuse, and suffered through cheating boyfriends.
The defense even tried to defame Travis Alexander by claiming he subjected Arias to oral sex and intimidation. It’s a question of what the jury will believe.
Searle goes on to say that, “If I was then to assume that everything she says now if factual, then what I think doesn’t change at all. That Travis is a sexually-energized person and he has his religious beliefs that he is trying to uphold and a temptation that he struggles with, that is pre-marital sex and Jodi is the vehicle through which he is making the decisions.”
“So I can see that he is trying to introduce her to the church and teach her the Book of Mormon, and share his beliefs with her, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have struggles.”
“I have a really hard time personally understanding how he can tell her about his religious beliefs, and then in the same breath want to go and have oral sex. It is really hard to digest and highly unbelievable, and would mean he was struggling way worse than I thought.”
“I imagine she is taking liberty with her memory so that it creates the narrative that he was a sex-crazed overbearing, controlling individual and she was a little flower that he was taking advantage of. He always told me she was a nymphomaniac and super sex-crazed.”
“So I am assuming what ever happened it wasn’t all him, but that is assuming what she says actually happened. As she recounted her childhood, what struck me is that she is really doing everything she can to try to blame everyone else.”
“I am really sorry if her parents were physically abusive to her, and I’m really sorry if she had boyfriends who cheated on her, and I am really sorry if she felt that Travis cheated on her, but nothing is an excuse for what she actually did.”
“As long as we don’t lose sight of that, but I think that’s what she is trying to do by making it not about the fact that she killed Travis but about all her terrible experiences and have them have pity on her.”
“She is exactly how I remember her. That is why I was always skeptical of her because she doesn’t show emotions. The way she talks on the stand is the way I have always seen her talk, which is scary.”
Jodi Arias is on trial for brutally murdering her ex-boyfriend, Travis Alexander. If convicted, she could face the death penalty.
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