Jodi Arias claims self-defense as mur...

Jodi Arias claims self-defense as murder trial begins

There are 7233 comments on the KTVK Phoenix story from Jan 2, 2013, titled Jodi Arias claims self-defense as murder trial begins. In it, KTVK Phoenix reports that:

A defense attorney says an Arizona woman charged with stabbing and shooting her boyfriend to death in 2008 acted in self-defense because he was violent and abusive.

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“LEST WE FORGET...”

Since: Apr 09

MT DORA FL

#244 Feb 11, 2013
Make that "salacious"
LA Guy

Van Nuys, CA

#245 Feb 12, 2013
Goodmorning Elise:)

Hate to brag, but I tried to tell all of you early on that this was a BDSM tinged relationship, fraught with the dangers that go with. It's all coming out now.

Yes, ex gf's loved it, even asked me for more. I enjoyed the erotic aspect, but recognized the negatives early on. Those "Threshold" parties in LA were beyond what mere words could describe.

TA and Jody were really turning it up to sizzlng, they both enjoyed it. I tend to believe most of her testimony, althogh doubtfull of the pedohile claim.

It's getting close to her revealing what happen in the fatefull last hours.
LA Guy

Van Nuys, CA

#246 Feb 12, 2013
Nancy Grace, Jean Velez Mitchell, Dr Drew

All are now hedging their bets, evenb critical of the Judge for allowing certain testimony to come in. Even opining that this case just may be overcharged at first degree 187 Cal PC, yea I ionow it's AZ.

They are all media hoes, trotting out a slew of narcissistic female attys, whiney psychologists, and body lanquage quacks.
LA Guy

Van Nuys, CA

#247 Feb 12, 2013
BonerBoyII wrote:
I wonder if she ever did the boyfriend with a strap-on?
May have been on his request list later on, lol

Bet u have a visual of demure Jody with one of those on
Slayer

Albertville, AL

#248 Feb 12, 2013
Elise wrote:
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Don't forget she stole that gun weeks in advance!
She also rented a car out of town, and when she saw it was Ted, she requested white. She also took the license plates off before going into Travis' house. But een though she thought she was being smart, she was sloppy and scattered. Just like putting the camera in the washer she put the license plates back on upside down. IMO, she was nervous but that goes to show she can't handle her emotions very well which is what led to this in the first place.
I wondered before why murderers believe if they rent a car then they have covered their tracks. Rental agencies keep rental agreements and very good records of mileage. If you want to cover your tracks have a friend borrow a car for you from someone you don't know and pay cash.

The license plate trick wasn't too stupid. Seem to recall her excuse as to why the license plate was upside down was some boys pulling a prank -- good cover lie.

The stolen gun from her grandparents is going to be another piece of evidence that will need explained away. She must have ditched the gun in some dumpster in AZ or UT or even in the desert. Lots of places it could be now.

What befuddles me is that Travis continued to see (use) her even after he knew she had violent tendencies -- slashing three sets of car tires -- takes a lot of hate to do that. Yet Travis wanted to continuing 'walking on the wild side' regardless of the risk, which to me means this guy wasn't driving with his headlights on either.
Slayer

Albertville, AL

#249 Feb 12, 2013
LA Guy wrote:
Nancy Grace, Jean Velez Mitchell, Dr Drew
All are now hedging their bets, evenb critical of the Judge for allowing certain testimony to come in. Even opining that this case just may be overcharged at first degree 187 Cal PC, yea I ionow it's AZ.
They are all media hoes, trotting out a slew of narcissistic female attys, whiney psychologists, and body lanquage quacks.
Heard a defense attorney say, you probably heard this too, that the judge is letting in all this unstantiated testimony b/c this is a death penalty case, and if she doesn't there more room for an immediate appeal. Can't fault the prosecutor for trying for first degree murder, the slaying was extremely vicious.

Yeah, the legal media hoes are out in force on this one -- this is grand entertainment in today's reality-based tv society!
Slayer

Albertville, AL

#250 Feb 12, 2013
meant 'unsubstantiated' of course.
LA Guy

Van Nuys, CA

#251 Feb 12, 2013
Slayer wrote:
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Heard a defense attorney say, you probably heard this too, that the judge is letting in all this unstantiated testimony b/c this is a death penalty case, and if she doesn't there more room for an immediate appeal. Can't fault the prosecutor for trying for first degree murder, the slaying was extremely vicious.
Yeah, the legal media hoes are out in force on this one -- this is grand entertainment in today's reality-based tv society!
You see things, that most just do not get .. the overload of pre meditation evidence, just might in the end not amount to much in the eyes of the jury .. yawn , yawn, all have accepterd she lied over and over again and her frantic sceneario in the day's before and after. Her Attorneys could asked the judge to take judicial notice of these factor, lol

If the jury in their hearts do not like 1st or 2nd, notwithstanding the strong evidence, then all of the jury instructions as to the elemnts of these two high murder charges will fall flat.

She is doing well on the stand and I'm seeing reasonable doubt established. Her male defense attorney, who has her on direct, interestingly enough, specializes in defending alleged pervs charged with sex related offenses.

Sex tape, coming up, but will catch it tonight. This might be the one where he wanted to tie her to a tree. Will catch it tonight. Will be fun to watch the shrill charltan, Nancy Grace Taking my Asian GF to lunch in Thai Town. I'm no longer enterested in females of my own race (white). LA is a great place for a guy.
LA Guy

Van Nuys, CA

#252 Feb 12, 2013
As to premidation and Jody's movements. I believe she had thought about killing him, had her Plan A & B .. did not want to kill him...somthing happen in the last few hours, and him going to Cancun with another girl was not the motivating factor.

One must keep in mind, that it is not uncommon for battered women to pre arm themselves and never lash out .. nor when they flash and lash out, to overkill. Also, the run and deny phenomena is not uncommon, even when the murder is justified or mitigated as in the battered women scenario

Hey, they are showing some early testimony, where Jody's claims she had loaned him $700 and on their trips he required her to pay half, right down to the penny. This guy was a Pimp in his own right.
LA Guy

Van Nuys, CA

#253 Feb 12, 2013
Hi Elise

Surprised Travis was not pursuing those affluent PD country club divorcees. Like those with large settlements from their plastic surgeon ex's:)
Slayer

Albertville, AL

#254 Feb 12, 2013
LA Guy wrote:
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If the jury in their hearts do not like 1st or 2nd, notwithstanding the strong evidence, then all of the jury instructions as to the elemnts of these two high murder charges will fall flat.
She is doing well on the stand and I'm seeing reasonable doubt established. Her male defense attorney, who has her on direct, interestingly enough, specializes in defending alleged pervs charged with sex related offenses.
She is doing well on the stand. Jodi comes across as a woman with far more formal education that she has had. What a waste of a life!
LA Guy wrote:
Sex tape, coming up, but will catch it tonight. This might be the one where he wanted to tie her to a tree. Will catch it tonight. Will be fun to watch the shrill charltan, Nancy Grace. Taking my Asian GF to lunch in Thai Town. I'm no longer enterested in females of my own race (white).
I had NOT heard about what a cheap sob Travis was -- with the split expenses. Hell, Jodi was barely surviving in low-paid food service jobs and he knew that. Makes me think even less of him, if that's possible. The Cancun trip with another woman was enough to make her see blinding flashes of white-hot hate for him; have gun and knife take advantage of them. Hell, maybe Travis did get what he deserved!
oh boy

Port Saint Lucie, FL

#255 Feb 12, 2013
ok its starting
oh boy

Port Saint Lucie, FL

#256 Feb 12, 2013
going to play the phone sex recording
oh boy

Port Saint Lucie, FL

#257 Feb 12, 2013
they wont play it all on tv. were can we watch the trial without interruptions
oh boy

Port Saint Lucie, FL

#258 Feb 12, 2013
Elise

Aiea, HI

#259 Feb 12, 2013
LA Guy wrote:
Hi Elise
Surprised Travis was not pursuing those affluent PD country club divorcees. Like those with large settlements from their plastic surgeon ex's:)
True, he would have been much better off. They don't have all the insecurities she had and we're...oops, I mean they're pretty hot!! From what I hear anyway :)

“Do or do not. There is no try.”

Since: Feb 09

Location hidden

#260 Feb 12, 2013
It was never proven that Jodi slashed tires.
"In her own words, Lisa Andrews Daidone began dating Travis Alexander in July 2007. According to the minutes filed from trial January 16th, the tire slashing incident was in December 2007, both Alexander and Andrew’s tires were slashed and the individual came to the front door . Martinez states Andrews will testify to these facts. Prior to dating Alexander, Daidone was dating a common friend and member of their Mormon ward- Steve Bell. Arias claims she and Travis began dating February 2, 2007.

Daidone will not go into how she and Travis began dating, or why, but there is a Steve Bell connected to this group that has had some serious troubles with the law immediately preceding the break up, and many following.

Could the mystery stalker have been on her end and NOT Arias?" - From blinkoncrime

Not that it matters anyway. Jodi murdered Travis.
Here are a lot of links to the police reports, trial videos and etc.: https://sites.google.com/site/jodiariastrial/

(https :// sites . google . com / site / jodiariastrial /
Slayer

Leeds, AL

#261 Feb 13, 2013
wheezy_1969 wrote:
It was never proven that Jodi slashed tires.
"In her own words, Lisa Andrews Daidone began dating Travis Alexander in July 2007. According to the minutes filed from trial January 16th, the tire slashing incident was in December 2007, both Alexander and Andrew’s tires were slashed and the individual came to the front door . Martinez states Andrews will testify to these facts. Prior to dating Alexander, Daidone was dating a common friend and member of their Mormon ward- Steve Bell. Arias claims she and Travis began dating February 2, 2007.
That's true, it's not as if there is video of Jodi slashing the tires. I'm only going by the testimony of Travis' friends who say they and Travis thought it had been Jodi who did this.
LA Guy

Van Nuys, CA

#262 Feb 13, 2013
Slayer wrote:
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She is doing well on the stand. Jodi comes across as a woman with far more formal education that she has had. What a waste of a life!
Good point, as to her coming across as educated. At first I thought she was a college grad, before the info on her droping out in the 11th grade. She obviously is highly intelligent and no doubt well above average in IQ (about 125).

Just catching up on the case...WTF was this with the court TV programs not just playing the phone sex tape .. they had gone through all of the endless cavaets about not having kids present, or if one might be offended...what a bunch of BS having this ex cop Mike Brooks paraphrasing it...this Benny Napalitano, or whtever his name is on HLN, is constantly deriding her testimony before they even air it...all of these talking heads arrogantly taking the public for granted on how they should think.
LA Guy

Van Nuys, CA

#263 Feb 13, 2013
Travis is what they call "Cock Sure" .. can hear it in his voice and cavalier responses. Three Hours right up there in the Big Leaques and hung at that.

Must have been why they kept coming over my place in the wee hours of the morning, back in the day.

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