Jodi Arias claims that Travis was abusive yet there is a complete absence of evidence about this in her diary, text messages or in their phone calls. She claims that ”of course” she never documented anything bad about Travis. She says she went out of her way to protect Travis, even when he was allegedly abusive.
But what exactly do people write about in their diaries? It is not a chronicle of life events. Nor is a transcription of their lives. It is a place to write about one’s own feelings, thoughts and observations. Sometimes people write about the days events but mostly it’s a recording of one’s feelings.
If we believe Jodi’s story, then it makes sense that there is no written evidence of his abuse but she would have likely recorded her feelings about the alleged event(s) in her diary. Those feelings might have included being distressed, upset, depressed, losing sleep, or something of this nature. None of the diary entries presented in court, on the days that she alleged that the abuse occurred, mention any of these types of emotions. Every diary entry presented in court was positive in nature. She waxed poetic about their near perfect relationship. She described her immense love for him, his soft kisses, how wonderful he was to her, his kindness, and so forth.
Her story does not add up. There is not one shred of evidence to support the claim that Travis was abusive. Her rationale for why she never recorded the abuse, or recorded her feelings about the abuse, does not make sense.
If you can’t tell the truth about your feelings in your own journal, then why even keep a journal? What would its purpose be?
Jodi is asking the jury to essentially take her word for it. Unfortunately for her, proven liars lack credibility and thus believability.
Do you believe her story?