Are you watching the Jodi Arias trial? The more that I watch the more I am shocked about the depravity of the defendant.
One of the hosts of In Session made this comment today about the nature of the crime Arias has admitted to (paraphrasing):
“This crime is one of the worst we have seen in America since I can remember.”
That comment came from an individual who has spent her life in court rooms, following many cases.
She is right.
Think about the crime that Jodi says that she committed. She stabbed Travis Alexander 29 times, slit his throat to the point of almost decapitation and shot him in the face.
There is also evidence that Jodi photographed the victim before, during and after the murder.
There are so many shocking aspects about the case, including the fact that such a heinous crime was committed by a woman. That level of violence and aggression is not typically associated with women. Most criminology textbooks note that crime is mostly a male phenomenon. In the case of homicides, 90% are committed by men.
What is also shocking is the extent and the nature of the lies told by of Jodi Arias. Her lies put Casey Anthony to shame. An example of her lies can be seen in the 48 Hours video (below).
The video is about 50 minutes but it provides the basic details of the case (in case you want to start tuning in).
Next week, the prosecutor will have an opportunity to cross examine Jodi.
If you are not watching,this trial, you don’t know what you are missing.
(Skip to about 26:00 to hear Jodi’s first
lie story about her version of events on the night of the murder.)