In the aftermath of the brutal murder of Travis Alexander, Jodi Arias sent a text message and a long email and left a cheery voicemail to Alexander. The problem with this is she did it after she shot him, stabbed him 27 times and slit his throat from ear to ear.
On Thursday, the prosecutor, Juan Martinez revealed to the jury the communications during his cross-examination of Jodi Arias. In one email send three days after the murder, Arias wrote, “its ok sweetie, you’re going to be here in less than two weeks.”
“We’re going to see the sights, be happy! I hope you’re not still upset that I didn’t come to see you.”
Just a few hours after leaving Travis Alexander’s bloody and brutalized body in his shower, Jodi Arias left him a voicemail inviting him to see Othello with her. She ended the voicemail saying, “Let me know. Talk to you soon. Bye.”
Martinez grilled her about the phony messages. He asked her, “Did you send it so he could reach you from the grave?”
Jodi Arias, 30 was charged with first-degree murder and if convicted she faces a possible death sentence. However, she claims she killed Travis Alexander in self-defense.
Martinez questioned Arias about her lying when she appeared on the show 48 hours. During the 48 Hours interview Arias maintained her innocence.
Arias said, No jury is going to convict me because I’m innocent and you can mark my words. No jury is going to convict me.” When asked about the interview, Arias told Martinez that she had planned on committing suicide which is why she said no jury would convict her.
Juan Martinez ended the morning session with these questions to Jodi Arias. “Were you crying when you were shooting him?”
“Were you crying when you were stabbing him? How about when you cut his throat, were you crying then?”
Jodi Arias answered yes to all of the questions seemingly shaken by the photo Martinez displayed. Just prior to the powerful questions, Martinez pulled out photo’s of Travis Alexander’s dead body in the shower to the jury.
Martinez played a tape for the jury of Arias speaking with a police detective. She told him that Travis Alexander did not have a gun which completely contradicts her self-defense story.
Martinez went on to say that where Arias later told police with Alexander had kept his gun was impossible for her to reach without stepping on a closet shelf. Photographs of those shelves revealed nothing out of place which makes it impossible that Arias climbed up on them.
Jodi Arias’ murder trial will resume on Monday, March 4. Stay with Kelly for the latest details.
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