Full Name at Birth
Jodi Ann Arias
Worked for Pre-Paid Legal as an associate, aspiring photographer, waitress
Claim to Fame
Convicted of Murder 1 in the savage killing of her one-time boyfriend Travis Alexander
Pretty face, full lips
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Maya Angelou, Anderson Cooper, Reverend Dr. Michael Beckwith, Gregg Braden, Sylvia Browne, Rhonda Burn, Jack Canfield, Jim Carrey, Jackie Chan, Deepak Chopra, Enoch, Stephen Hawking, Esther Hicks, Gordon B. Hinckley, Robert T. Kiyosaki, Linda Goodman, Steve Irwin, The Dalai Lama, Drunvalo Melchizedek, Anne Rice, Jerry Rice, Anthony Robbins, Jim Rohn, don Miguel Ruiz, Shakira, Joseph Smith, Thoth, Robin Williams.
Couple Profile Source
Yreka Union High School (dropped out after 11th grade, but received her GED in jail.)
Salinas, California, USA
Cora Arias (Grandmother)
Travis Alexander (ex-boyfriend whom Jodi is on trial for murdering in 2008), Kirk Nurmi (Jodi's Lawyer)
Cinnabon, Jamba Juice, Roasted Marshmallows,
Ace Ventura, Pet Detective -- Anchorman -- Braveheart -- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory -- The Color Purple -- Crash -- The Count of Monte Cristo -- Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon -- Down With Love -- Dumb and Dumber -- Edward Scissorhands -- The Emperor's New Groove -- The Fifth Element -- Forest Gump -- House of Flying Daggers -- Ice Age -- Independence Day -- Legends of the Fall -- The Lion King -- Memoirs of a Geisha -- Mission to Mars -- The Notebook -- O Brother Where Art Thou? -- The One -- Shallow Hal -- Shanghai Noon -- Sleepy Hollow -- Soul Plane -- The Secret -- The Truman Show -- What Dreams May Come
Holy Bible, The Book Of Mormon, Think and Grow Rich,
Gus Searcy (former mentor at Pre-Paid Legal and Jodi's personal confidante)
Juan Martinez ( tpx_8747772)
Alyce Laviollette (Domestic Violence Expert Who Seems To Be Ruining Jodi's Case)
Prepaid Legal, Mimi's Cafe, PF Changs
twitter.com/Jodiannarias, www.hlntv.com/clusters/jodi-arias, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Killing_of_Travis_Alexander, www.huffingtonpost.com/news/jodi-arias, radaronline.com/category/tags/jodi-arias/Cached, www.hollywoodlife.com/2013/04/11/jodi-arias-tweets-jail-confirmed-twitter/, www.www.facebook.com/Justice4TravisCached, www.wildabouttrial.com/videos/jodi-arias-live-twitter-feed/, tamaratattles.com/2013/04/11/jodi-arias-is-tweeting-from-jail-no-really-its-true/
Jennifer Willmott (Jodi's Public Defender)
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Kirk Nurmi, Nancy Grace, Jane Velez Mitchell
Judge Sherry Stephens
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Profile Bio Text
Born in 1980 in Salinas, California, Jodi Arias made headlines when she was charged with murdering her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander in 2008. Alexander's body was found in the shower of his Mesa, Arizona home by friends on June 9, 2008, five days after he was brutally murdered—he had been shot in the head and stabbed more than two dozen times, and his throat had been slit from ear to ear. Testimony in Arias's trial began in January 2013. Four months later, after spending 18 days on the witness stand, Arias was found guilty of first-degree murder. Two juries became deadlocked over punishment terms, with a judge slated to determine the extent of a life sentence in April 2015.
Meeting Travis Alexander
Convicted killer Jodi Ann Arias was born on July 9, 1980 in Salinas, California. In the summer of 2008, Arias made national headlines when she was charged with murdering her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander, a 30-year-old motivational speaker and insurance salesman who was a Riverside native and Mormon. Arias and Alexander had met at a conference in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2006, while he was living in Arizona and she was a resident of Palm Desert, California. By the following year, they were in a commited relationship. After only five months as a couple, however, the two went their separate ways in late June 2007 but still maintained a sexual relationship.
Murder Investigation Begins
On June 9, 2008, Travis Alexander's body was found in a pool of blood in the shower of his Mesa, Arizona home by friends who had become increasingly worried about his whereabouts after not being able to contact him for several days. Almost immediately after entering the residence, the young men began taking in the heinous crime scene. In the bathroom, Alexander's corpse displayed a number of inflictions: a gunshot wound to the head, more than two dozen stab wounds, and a deeply and widely slit throat. Investigators later determined that the murder had occurred five days before his body was found, on June 4, 2008.
Arias quickly became the focus of the sensational case. She was charged with Alexander's murder on July 9, 2008 and arrested soon after. Initially, Arias denied any involvement in his death. Then, after investigators found her DNA mixed with Alexander's blood at the crime scene, she changed her story: She claimed that she and her ex had been attacked by two masked intruders. After killing Alexander, the criminals decided to let her live, she told police, adding that she chose not to alert authorities at the time because she feared the intruders might seek revenge. At trial, she would revise her story for the third time.
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Testimony in Arias's trial began in early January 2013, which was aired live to the public and thus became a media sensation. The following month, the alleged killer took the witness stand in her defense, where she would testify for 18 consecutive days. Already infamously known for her different accounts of Alexander's murder, Arias stated that she had killed her ex in an impassioned act of self-defense. She testified that Alexander had frequently abused her and that she killed him after he came at her in a fit of rage when she dropped his camera. She also claimed to have suffered memory loss as the result of emotional trauma experienced during the incident, with a psychological expert corroborating that she was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.
"Lying isn't typically something I just do," Arias stated during the trial in response to a query from the jury. "The lies I've told in this case can be tied directly back to either protecting Travis's reputation or my involvement in his death ... because I was very ashamed."
Whether she truly had difficulty remembering details of that day in 2008 or was simply having trouble keeping her story straight—or it was something else altogether—Arias's testimony was wrought with inconsistency and confusion.
Jurors reached a unanimous decision in the case on May 8, 2013: Jodi Arias was found guilty of first-degree murder. Five jurors found her guilty of premeditated murder and seven found her guilty of both premeditated and felony murder. The verdict sparked elation among Travis Alexander's family members as well as the general public. The jury however was deadlocked when it came to sentencing, and thus a penalty trial began in October 2014 with a new jury.
In March 2015, the second jury was unable to agree on Arias's sentence as well, thus removing the option of the death penalty. The decision of punishment terms is now left to the judge. Arias faces either a life sentence or a life term with the possibility of parole after 25 years. A hearing is scheduled for April 13.