On Feb. 6, 2013, Jodi Arias took the stand in her own defense for the third day, comparing her former lover Travis Alexander’s views of sex and secrecy to those of former President Bill Clinton, ABC News reports.
Arias is accused of the 2008 murder of Alexander in his Mesa, Ariz. home. The slain man was shot in the head, his throat was slashed from ear-to-ear, and he was stabbed 27 times.
“It seemed like Travis kind of had a Bill Clinton version of sex, where oral and anal sex were also sex to me, but not for him,” Arias told the jury.
Arias said Alexander attempted to get around the strict rules of the Mormon Church regarding sex, by having anal and oral sex, which she testified he said were not against the rules of the religion.
She was presumably referring to Clinton and his denial that he had sex with White House intern Monica Lewinsky, saying the two only had oral sex.
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In prior testimony the day before, Arias attempted to portray Alexander as sex-obsessed, claiming their relationship was centered around sexual intimacy.
According to the Huffington Post, in testimony given last week, a friend of Alexander's told the jury many who knew the slain man were unaware that he and Arias were engaged in a sexual relationship, noting Alexander kept that part of his life a secret.
According to ABC, Arias’ attorneys are attempting to portray their client as sympathetic, claiming Alexander physically and emotionally abused her.
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.
View video: Jodi Arias Testifies in Her Own Defense on Feb. 5, 2013
According to Arias' story, she was able to escape, but claimed she did not tell police about the incident because she was scared.
View video: Jodi Arias Testifies at Her Murder Trial on Feb. 4, 2013
Later she admitted killing Alexander, but claims it was in self-defense.