Jodi Arias admits to killing Travis Alexander in self defense during a courtroom hearing on Feb. 4, 2013. Arias stands accused of the murder of her boyfriend in June 2008. Alexander was stabbed 27 times and shot in the head. Now Arias claims she did it to protect herself, according to The Daily Mail, but is it true? That's up to the jury to decide.
The petite 32-year-old woman could not have looked less like a killer as she sat in the Arizona courtroom. The jury looked on as Jodi Arias admitted to killing her beau after he attacked her. She then told the jury that she had suffered abuse at the hands of her parents as a child.
Furthermore, Jodi Arias admitted that she planned to commit suicide after her boyfriend's death, so she never expected to make it to trial or be convicted by a jury of her peers. If she is convicted, she could face the death penalty.