On her 7th day of testimony, Jodi Arias finally began discussing the events leading up to the murder of Travis Alexander on June 4th, 2008. She has spent many hours telling about abuse by her parents and former boyfriends, as well as every detail of every conversation she had from the time she met Travis in 2006 up to the day she stabbed him 27 times, slit his throat, and shot him, which was a little fuzzy. Is this an attempt to save her from the death penalty? It doesn't seem possible that she or her lawyers can be hoping for an acquittal.
The day began with Jodi reading text messages conversations between herself and Travis that had occurred in the months leading up to the murder of the 30-year-old entrepreneur and motivational speaker. This may have been a mistake on the part of the defense, as these two are not the only couple who has exchanged text messages of this nature. All the conversations that have been part of her testimony thus far really just seem normal, not worth murdering the man 3 times over. Generally speaking, though, she is probably one of the few who brutally murdered the object of her obsession.
Arias also told of the events of the morning of June 4th, 2008, graphic details about the two sexual encounters between them, as well as discussing Travis being angry and violent when a CD wouldn't work. As the trial day came to an end, she told of her hope to not leave with him angry and herself crying, then of taking pictures of him in the shower, as he was proud of having lost some weight.
That is where testimony ended for the day. Arias is expected to take the stand again on Wednesday, with the defense continuing their direct examination. How many more days can they drag this out? Eventually, she is going to have to talk about how she killed this man. They can't exactly just ignore that, after all this crap she's spewed for days. When will the prosecution finally get their crack at Jodi Arias?
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