Many of you are familiar with Chris and Sky Hughes. They both testified in the Jodi Arias trial. An email of theirs was used by the defense team to suggest that Chris and Sky thought that Travis was abusive to women. They had the opportunity to share with the jury some of what they really felt and knew about Jodi Arias.
You may recall from a previous article, the one where I highlighted the more interesting parts of the Detective Flores report, the first thoughts of Chris and Sky upon learning of Travis’s death was that Jodi did it. They knew it was her.
In recent interviews Chris and Sky have shared stories about Jodi. Stories that they wish the jury could have and should have heard. They are both revealing and frightening stories about Jodi Arias.
One night, Chris, Sky and Travis were having a private conversation while Jodi was supposed to be sleeping in a bedroom on the floor below. Sky said that suddenly she had the eerie feeling that Jodi was outside the door. She said it was a cold, frightening feeling like she was being watched. She couldn’t continue their conversation until she found out if Jodi really was hiding behind the door, listening to their every word.
Travis quietly went to the door and quickly threw it open. Sky’s “sixth sense” was instantly validated. There was Jodi, on the other side of the door, secretly listening in.
Chris and Sky described the look on Jodi’s face as “the most frightening [and] evil” thing that had ever seen. Chris said that he’s “never seen anything like it before or since, and I`ve seen a lot of things in my 40 years, nothing like what we saw that night.”
Then it hit them. At that moment, they knew Jodi’s true nature. She was very dangerous. They began to worry if they were safe with Jodi in their home. Were their children safe? They even contemplated removing their children from the home. They wondered how they ever let someone like Jodi Arias in their home.
The very next morning they demanded that Jodi leave their home. Sky said “look [Jodi], you’re out. We don’t want you to ever come back. We don’t want to have anything to do with you.” From that day forward, Sky referred to Jodi as the cruel and sinister “Peyton,” from the film “Hand That Rocks The Cradle.”
This story illustrates the true nature of Jodi Arias. People who got to know her, knew something was wrong. Many avoided her completely. Chris and Sky were afraid for their children and themselves. Did they overact? Most certainly not. Jodi ultimately murdered their close friend in cold blood. Their feelings about her proved quite correct.
Jodi also told Chris and Sky that she had “visions” that she was supposed to marry Travis. Jodi knew for a “fact” that she and Travis would marry. Jodi told them that she even knew what she would wear to the wedding. She knew the location of the wedding and all of the details. She told them that the visions began after only a few dates with Travis. These visions were not hallucinations, a common symptom that haunts people with psychotic disorders. Jodi’s visions were very different. They were of the obsessed-stalker variety. She was clearly obsessed with Travis from the beginning of their relationship.
Chris and Sky have gone public with the things that they could not testify to but they felt the public needed to know. The more we study her the more we can protect ourselves from others like her.