Just when it appeared this murder trial couldn’t become stranger Jodi Arias’ friend managed to top everything else. He claims that Arias didn’t kill her ex-boyfriend, Travis Alexander, the Mormon’s did.
Jodi Arias is on trial for the brutal and vicious murder of her ex-boyfriend, Travis Alexander. Since the first time she was questioned by the police, Arias has changed her story two twice.
First she denied being at his home when he was killed. Then she said that she was there with Alexander but that masked men broke into his home and killed him.
She finally settled on the self-defense theory. She claims that she only killed him because he was attacking her.
Now, her friend Bryan Carr is claiming that the Alexander’s murder was a Mormon “blood atonement plot.” Carr spoke with RadarOnline and revealed, “Jodi never actually killed Travis. The Mormons actually killed Travis.”
Bryan Carr routinely arrives at the Estrella Jail in Phoenix, Arizona to visit with Jodi Arias. He went on to explain how the Mormon’s supposedly killed Travis Alexander.
“In the Mormon faith, they have a thing called a blood atonement that the bishop will practice on people high in the church like Travis was if sex sins or adultery were committed. They believe that it washes away your sins and uses a scapegoat, in this case, Jodi to protect the religion.”
“The reason her stories are so shaky on the stand and the reason why she has this lying problem is that because she is making up the story as she goes along. If Jodi went on the stand and said that it wasn’t her and that the Mormons did this, then they will go after her and her family.”
“Their lives are on the line so she is covering up her story.” Carr claims that during the killing ritual the leaders of the church “slice your throat from ear to ear, Just like Travis.”
“They shoot you in the head, and stab you in the heart and in the back. There are too many similarities to his death.
Bryan Carr’s theory while far-fetched does have some hint of the truth in it. Evidence revealed that the second prophet of the Mormon Church, Brigham Young preached a doctrine called “blood atonement” publically.
In an 1856 sermon, Young preached, “There are sins that men commit for which they cannot receive forgiveness in this world, or in that which is to come. This is loving our neighbor as ourselves, if he needs help, help him. If he wants salvation and it is necessary to spill his blood on the earth in order that he may be saved, spill it…”
In this case, investigators haven’t found any forensic evidence or witness accounts that would indicate that Travis was killed are that kind of ritual.
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