On Feb. 5, 2013, Jodi Arias’ testimony continued as she told the jury about her first sexual encounter with the man she has admitted killing, Travis Alexander, his Mormon undergarments, and the various religions she has explored in prior relationships, including witchcraft.
Arias is accused of brutally murdering Alexander, 30, in 2008 as he showered in his Mesa, Ariz. home. The motivational speaker sustained a gunshot to the head, his throat was slashed from ear-to-ear, and he was stabbed 27 times.
ABC News reports that Arias met Alexander in 2006 at a work convention, prompting Arias to break up with her boyfriend later that week.
She told the jury that she and Alexander later met at a friends’ home for a weekend get together.
“He said ‘I’ll come into your room when they’re asleep’,” she said speaking of Alexander during that weekend. “There was no conversation. I thought there was going to be, but there wasn’t… We sat down and started passionately kissing.”
As she continued her story, she told the jury, “This is embarrassing,” as she detailed their first sexual encounter.
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“He began to perform oral ex on me. I was uncomfortable… He knew what he was doing for sure, but it felt like too much too soon,” Arias testified.
She said he wanted her to reciprocate the favor and she claimed to have done so. Arias said as she performed oral sex on Alexander, she moved his Mormon undergarments, including his ritual t-shirt and underwear, reports ABC.
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Both attended Mormon Church services the next morning, according to Arias.
She claimed the two met up a few days later, discussed the Book of Mormon and the strict rules expected by devotees and then Alexander asked for more oral sex. Arias said she complied and after the act he refused to kiss her calling it “gross.”
According to ABC, in earlier testimony, Arias had discussed how before her conversion to Mormonism due to her relationship Alexander, she explored a number of different religions based on the boyfriend she had.
She said not only did she investigate Buddhism and Hinduism, but also explored witchcraft.
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If she is convicted of first-degree murder, she could face the death penalty.
Arias, 32, claimed the day of the murder she had been taking photos of Alexander, 30, in the shower, when she was hit on the back of the head. She said when she awoke Alexander was being killed by two masked intruders. According to Arias' story, she was able to escape, but claimed she did not tell police about the incident because she was scared.
Later she admitted killing Alexander, but claims it was in self-defense.