I've not followed the Jodi Arias trial, much less even the basic details of her case. So I haven't covered it on any of my various writing platforms. However, some of the latest details in this apparent media circus struck a few nerves. Over the past couple of weeks it seems that one statement after another comes out, making Arias sound like a dingbat, and apparently guilty of murder.
"I'm not the brightest person, but I don't think I could stab him. I'd have to shoot him."
That's a quote reportedly stated by the woman accused of killing Travis Alexander during a police interrogation -- and it's just one of the various perplexing quotes to come out of Arias. The once-aspiring photographer is accused of violently slaying her former boyfriend -- and there is even evidence to indicate her guilt such as a bloody hand print belonging to her among other clues.
The Huffington Post shares that the interrogation video was watched in court on Wednesday 1/16/2013, and jurors were able to hear the words leaving Arias' mouth in another display of confusing idiocy. She is also reported as saying that if she killed Travis, she'd deserve the death penalty. So what is with all of these strange comments, and why the media and public obsession with this case?
It seems that this trial is quickly becoming comparable to the Casey Anthony trial, and we all know what happened with that one. Casey Anthony was acquitted of all charges pertaining to the disappearance and death of her daughter. Now 'Tot Mom' is living it up, as a recluse, but completely free -- and do you know why? Because the trial was a sloppy media display of poor prosecution and a defendant run amok. The Jodi Arias trial appears to be going in the very same direction, with even the same amount of damning evidence against her. So while this young woman appears to be guilty -- including with her strange and cryptic statements -- it's very possible that this trial won't have the outcome people expect.
What do you think?