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The Jodi Arias trial.....Updated#4 POLL ADDED

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Question: What do you think the outcome of this case will be?

Options:

Not Guilty/Hung Jury/Self Defense

First Degree Murder/Premeditation/Felony Murder

Second Degree Murder

Manslaughter


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Total Votes: 29

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It's big news here in AZ, but is anyone else following?

Shot in the head, throat slit, and 29 stab wounds....a bit of overkill for self defense and this chicks story has changed 3 times. Not to mention the sex and shower photos taken of her AND him only moment before his was murdered....and pictures on his camera of his dead, bloody body....is there any way this woman in not guilty??

I'm glued to this trial....


UPDATE 2/20

I've been keeping tabs on all the comments and I have to say, as far as girls wanting the acceptance of a male figure, they do what they can to please them. That's a fact. So he could have been humiliating her sexually. No one but those two can know for sure. I know women who do what they can and aim to please an abusive man. I also know that many abusive men aren't abusinve where everyone can see, so I don't think any of us can say she's lying about that. Because we just don't know.

HOWEVER, she has had 5 years to study up on battered woman syndrom and psychology when it comes to any type of abused woman and figure out what her story will be. I can't say no he wasn't abusive, because I don't know them. I wasn't a fly on the wall when everything was going down, so unfortunately we have to (to a point) go by what she is saying. But as far as her testimony today, and watching her interviews from the past, I find the fact that it wasn't premeditated and the fact that it went down the way she claims it did, VERY hard to believe. So I believe she should get life for premeditation. 

I get a woman who is so sexually or physically abused by a man she loves snapping and blacking out and killing him because, sometimes you just cannot take it anymore. BUT I just cannot bring myself to buy her story of what happened the day she killed him. The evidence strongly points at him being blitz attacked. That he didn't see it coming.

Keep weighing in ladies! 


3/7/13

WOW!!! An awesome insight into what the jurors are thinking. They don't seem to be buying her "I don't remember" bs about killing Travis. They also seem to be leaning more towards it looking like premeditation. They asked pretty good questions IMO. 

What do you think about the jury questions??


3/25

IMO this "expert" has crippled the defense instead of helping them. I'm almost wondering why the state doesn't rest now lol. Why is the defense keeping this man on the stand. He's suppose to be back up there but this go round is with Juan Martinez (who i love by the way he's like a little chihuahua nipping at your ankles lol). After this, I almost see no win for the defense. ALSO: new evidence about Jodi being the original companion for Travis' Cancun vacay, then bumped for another woman....slam dunk motive. Do you agree or disagree?



5/3

Wow....I can't believe its almost over. What did you tihnk about Nurmi and Martinez' closing arguments? What are your verdict predictions?? Remember...people were so sure OJ and Casey Anthony would be found guilty.....My prediction is the state will get what they want with 1st degree murder. 

Let us all hope that justice is done for Travis and his family whatever the outcome!


5/8

In case you haven't heard GUILTY 1ST DEGREE FELONY AND PREMEDITATED MURDER.....will she get death or just life in prison? 

Justice for Travis and his family has been done. RIP TRAVIS ALEXANDER



by on Jan. 24, 2013 at 11:58 AM
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Naturewoman4
by Platinum Member on Feb. 3, 2013 at 9:17 PM

 I believe they took this long break after the State rested it's case.  The Defense I believe, wanted a little more time to get their witnesses & prepare.  The Jurors I'm sure took lots of notes.  I was on a big case once, attempted murder/kidnapping.  I took a lot of notes.   


Quoting Jers.:

Why are they taking a two week break?  I've never heard of such a long break.  How is the jury supposed to remember everything from two weeks ago when the defense starts their case?

 

Quoting Naturewoman4:

The State  has rested & the trial is taking a 2 wk break.  The Defense starts I believe next Mon.  In taking a poll about whether it will hurt the State (the break) most say it will.  It's kinda crazy, how the media is talking like it could be another Casey A.  Yet I don't see how, because the Defense already said she killed Travis.  Butchered him.  I feel she won't take the stand.  But, then it might just go by how the witness help the Defense.  If they don't & things are worse for Jodi.  Then, I believe she will testify last.  She's on the Defense's witness list.   

 

Quoting KenneMaw:

I live in GA and this has been on the morning national news alot.  It is a crazy story, but I haven't heard much about it this week.  Is the trial still on-going?  do you think Jodi will take the stand?!  She has changed her story so many times and to do all that she did, that was done from anger, not fear.  

 

 

 

 


 

Naturewoman4
by Platinum Member on Feb. 3, 2013 at 9:29 PM

She is guilty, & I believe she should get life in prison.  As I keep following this case, I'm learning more & more of what a "sleezball" Travis was.  Sorry, I know I shouldn't speak that way about a person that was murdered.  But, he was supposedly a Mormon Elder? umm  I was really quite shocked to hear the things Travis did.  IF it's all true & it does seem true.  He even told his adopted family, "don't be surprised if I'm not around anymore".  That he felt Jodi could do something to him.  He wasn't kidding they said.  I'm just really disappointed what a 'scumbag' he ended up being.

  When all this family/friends said how he's the nicest guy around.  Then, the girl he was with a for whole yr., (they never had sex) A supposedly 'good Mormon woman', she said he cheated on her twice while they were together.  I know it doesn't forgive Jodi, but in 'some' ways I can understand.  She probably snapped.  Because, this Travis guy even told Jodi, he was taking another woman to Cancun the next day.  I believe Travis even called Jodie a slut/whore.  Well what does that make him? 


Quoting Debmomto2girls:

 She is guilty.  But, he seemed like he baited her.  If hse was so crayz, why keep having sex with her?


 

Naturewoman4
by Platinum Member on Feb. 3, 2013 at 9:43 PM

I understand how he can be struggling between his religion & his hormones.  But, why did he continue to see Jodi (using her for sex), when he knew she was doing these things?  To me, there's a huge difference between struggling with your hormones & dating a woman for 1 yr. (the virgin Mormon young woman) & then having Jodi on the side for sex.  Then, having that 'dirty phone sex' with Jodi a few days before he was going to Cancun with another woman? 

 I agree that 'phone sex' is not that bad, but what he said on those tapes?  ummm  That was crossing the line in my opinion.  Plus, I guess it's just me.  But, what guy put his own 'private parts being erected' online?  Then take pictures of Jodi while they had sex.  Idk know about anyone else on here, I have never been through that.  Seems, he was living a double life. 


Quoting duets:

 I think Travis struggled with hormones vs religion. What single guy doesn't struggle with this, from time to time. He was a very forgiving person & was one who gave folks a second chance etc. (read his blog). 

It wasn't until....."June 2008 - During the first week of June 2008, Alexander told friends that he suspected Arias had hacked into his Facebook account. He allegedly said that he told her to stay out of his life forever."

I'm sure he realized he was in over his head, after reading the above; but then again.....we can only speculate as to why, what & how etc. 

This is a perfect example of the importance of teaching our own children, as to who they friend, hang out with & become involved with etc. Making smart choices is the key!!  Truly evil lurks among us, very sad.  

 

Quoting Debmomto2girls:

 She is guilty.  But, he seemed like he baited her.  If hse was so crayz, why keep having sex with her?

 

 


 

Kchellejones330
by Member on Feb. 3, 2013 at 9:46 PM
I read up on it when it started the trial and couldn't get it out of my head for days, until now. Lol. ... it was so nasty, I saw the pictures & it was so sick.
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WesternNYmom
by Silver Member on Feb. 3, 2013 at 10:11 PM
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I have seen some of the coverage on HLN.  What is disturbing to me is that it seems like the victim is the one being put on trial, not the person who is actually on trial.  I am not buying her self defense claim at all. For starters, Jodi changed her story 4 times, before finally admitting to killing her ex, and now she is trying to claim that he abused her and she was afraid for her life.  What I would like to know is, if she was so afraid of this guy, and she was treated so poorly by him, did she drive from California to Arizona to see him?  Also if she is innocent, why did she lie to the police so many times, and then try to flee when they came to arrest her?

SRUsarahSC
by Bronze Member on Feb. 3, 2013 at 10:13 PM
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they show it on GMA so I've been watching...I really hope this one doesn't turn into another Casey Anthony.

Jcothrine
by Member on Feb. 3, 2013 at 10:38 PM

what sort of kinky stuff was he in to? enquiring minds want to know.... lol

JC

coolmommy2x
by Silver Member on Feb. 4, 2013 at 7:23 AM
Fingers crossed!

Quoting duets:

 I hear what ur saying & apprecitate ur feedback. I am all for one having their day in court etc; but this case is so A-typical to say the least..


If, once the jury comes back with a guilty verdict we can then see, if she was serious in her spew, rant of....'If I Killed Travis, I Would Beg For The Death Penalty'   


There have been some (few) docucmented cases in which felons convicted to death row...have chosen to not appeal, & go ahead with just that, after being approved by the state.   [Of course it depends upon the State] 


Maybe she won't have to beg too long. 


  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/14/jodi-arias-naked-photos_n_2475746.html


 


Quoting coolmommy2x:

I'm familiar with it. This is one of the things I dislike about our justice system...why are we spending money on a trial? Given the evidence, it seems clear she is crazy and lying. If she's found guilty, she will appeal costing more money. This is justice?

 


 

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NWP
by guerrilla girl on Feb. 4, 2013 at 8:52 AM

IMO this is a problem with how some religions demonize sexuality. It creates these kinds of monsters. I do not blame the victim here, but more the strict sexual restrictions placed upon him. If he had been able to pursue a normal sex life, he most likely would not have put himself into this position with some crazy homicidal lunatic...And she should be put away for life.

Quoting Naturewoman4:

She is guilty, & I believe she should get life in prison.  As I keep following this case, I'm learning more & more of what a "sleezball" Travis was.  Sorry, I know I shouldn't speak that way about a person that was murdered.  But, he was supposedly a Mormon Elder? umm  I was really quite shocked to hear the things Travis did.  IF it's all true & it does seem true.  He even told his adopted family, "don't be surprised if I'm not around anymore".  That he felt Jodi could do something to him.  He wasn't kidding they said.  I'm just really disappointed what a 'scumbag' he ended up being.

  When all this family/friends said how he's the nicest guy around.  Then, the girl he was with a for whole yr., (they never had sex) A supposedly 'good Mormon woman', she said he cheated on her twice while they were together.  I know it doesn't forgive Jodi, but in 'some' ways I can understand.  She probably snapped.  Because, this Travis guy even told Jodi, he was taking another woman to Cancun the next day.  I believe Travis even called Jodie a slut/whore.  Well what does that make him? 


Quoting Debmomto2girls:

 She is guilty.  But, he seemed like he baited her.  If hse was so crayz, why keep having sex with her?




North West Passage

Naturewoman4
by Platinum Member on Feb. 4, 2013 at 11:20 AM

Yes, religious groups do put strict conditions on one's sex life.  I'm not religious nor do I have a religion.  But, I feel nothing is wrong with that.  One can be a member of such Church/Religion, & not necessarily go along with everything they say.  But, imo, Travis should of just not of been a member of the Church.  I think that there's a 'normal' sex life, but imo what Travis did was morally wrong.  I also hate the 'double standard', that Jodi was a slut/whore because she had sex with him.  Yet what was he?  A Mormom woman has to be a virgin, but not the men? 


Quoting NWP:

IMO this is a problem with how some religions demonize sexuality. It creates these kinds of monsters. I do not blame the victim here, but more the strict sexual restrictions placed upon him. If he had been able to pursue a normal sex life, he most likely would not have put himself into this position with some crazy homicidal lunatic...And she should be put away for life.

Quoting Naturewoman4:

She is guilty, & I believe she should get life in prison.  As I keep following this case, I'm learning more & more of what a "sleezball" Travis was.  Sorry, I know I shouldn't speak that way about a person that was murdered.  But, he was supposedly a Mormon Elder? umm  I was really quite shocked to hear the things Travis did.  IF it's all true & it does seem true.  He even told his adopted family, "don't be surprised if I'm not around anymore".  That he felt Jodi could do something to him.  He wasn't kidding they said.  I'm just really disappointed what a 'scumbag' he ended up being.

  When all this family/friends said how he's the nicest guy around.  Then, the girl he was with a for whole yr., (they never had sex) A supposedly 'good Mormon woman', she said he cheated on her twice while they were together.  I know it doesn't forgive Jodi, but in 'some' ways I can understand.  She probably snapped.  Because, this Travis guy even told Jodi, he was taking another woman to Cancun the next day.  I believe Travis even called Jodie a slut/whore.  Well what does that make him? 

 

Quoting Debmomto2girls:

 She is guilty.  But, he seemed like he baited her.  If hse was so crayz, why keep having sex with her?

 

 



 

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