Today, 35-year-old Jodi Arias was found guilty of first-degree murder in the brutal killing of ex-boyfriend, Travis Alexander, 32. He was found dead on June 4, 2008 with vicious injuries that consisted of a bullet wound to the head, deeply slit throat and multiple stab wounds to the back. Arias literally and figuratively stabbed this man in the back.
The crime scene photos are horrible and the Judiciary Report does not recommend readers look at them. Alexander’s body was in such bad shape when authorities found it, due to the severity of his injuries, the way he was left for dead, naked in a bathtub and the fact he’d begun to decompose. He was someone’s child and to see anyone in that state is heartbreaking. Arias deserves life in prison.
Alexander died a horrible death that no one deserves, especially at the hands of someone who had claimed she cared for him. Arias’ defense was mainly self-defense, but his injuries tell another story.
Stabbing someone in the back is a tough sell as self-defense. Furthermore, the bullet to the head, slit throat and existence of far too many stab wounds and defense wounds on his hands, do not constitute self-defense, firmly drifting into the territory of cold-blooded murder.
Arias stated Alexander was a pedophile, but her defense team has been unable to prove this claim over the past 5-years, with many stating it was put forth for sympathy. Alexander is also being denied dignity in death as fully nude crime scene photos are on the internet, as well as graphic photos of his wounds. It’s just not right. No one deserves that.
Travis Alexander and Jodi Arias
At the heart of the story is the claim Alexander was a Mormon, who wanted to abstain from sex, in adherence with his religion. He began dating promiscuous Arias who wanted full on sex before marriage, something he was not comfortable with. Instead they resorted to an alternative – anal sex.
Now, what people do in their bedrooms is their own business, so no one take the following the wrong way. For argument’s sake, if one is having anal sex, does that not also constitute the Bible definition of being "one flesh" with someone. Just because someone has not penetrated one in the traditional manner (vaginally) doesn’t meant using a backdoor entry is somehow not sex.
On the day he died, it is believed he and Arias engaged in some form of sexual activity, as a camera revealed nude photos of Alexander, taken by Arias. As the pictures progressed, photos began to appear of Alexander "profusely bleeding." The photos had been deleted by Arias, but authorities were able to retrieve the images. Maybe he had dumped her again after they had anal sex, which sent her into a rage.