Motivational Speaker, Executive Director of Pre-Paid Legal
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Ex girlfriend Jodi Arias - convicted of murder 1 in his savage murder in 2008
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The homicide of Travis Alexander occurred on June 4, 2008, in Mesa, Arizona. The killing resulted in the opening of a 2013 criminal trial in which Jodi Arias was charged in relation to the shooting and stabbing death of her ex-boyfriend.
Travis Victor Alexander (born July 28, 1977), known to his friends as "T-Dogg", was born in Riverside, California, United States. Alexander had three brothers and four sisters. His parents, Gary David Alexander (1948–1997), and Gary's third wife, the former Pamela Elizabeth Morgan (1953–2005), were drug addicts. Gary Alexander died on July 28, 1997, his son Travis' 20th birthday. Alexander and his siblings were taken in as children by their paternal grandmother, Norma Jean Preston Alexander Sarvey (1932–2012), who eventually introduced them to Mormonism. She did not live to see the trial open. Following his high school graduation, Alexander served a successful LDS mission in Denver, Colorado from the summer of 1996 to September 1998. In 2004, he purchased the home in which he died at 11428 Queensborough Avenue in Mesa, Arizona. He reportedly moved to Mesa due to a strong LDS community.
At the time of his death, Alexander was 30 years old. He was a salesman for the network marketing company Pre-Paid Legal Services; he also worked as a motivational speaker. Alexander was described as caring, intelligent, charismatic, and having a good sense of humor. His funeral was held on June 21, 2008, in Riverside, California.
Jodi Ann Arias was born on July 9, 1980, in Salinas, California, to William Angelo and Sandy D. (née Allen) Arias. She is of Mexican descent from her father and German and English from her mother. Arias has an older half-sister (from her father's first marriage), two younger brothers, and a younger sister. She has testified that both of her parents began physically abusing her after the age of 7 with a wooden spoon and belt as a form of punishment. Although she attended Yreka Union High School, she did not graduate; she later received her GED in jail while awaiting trial. Arias and Alexander met in September 2006 at a Pre-Paid Legal Services conference, located in Las Vegas, Nevada. On November 26, 2006, Arias was baptized into the Mormon faith by Alexander. As of February 2, 2007, Alexander and Arias were a couple. She then relocated to Mesa, Arizona. Arias alleges that the two broke up on June 29, 2007 due to trust issues but that they continued to maintain a physical relationship after she moved back to Yreka, California in April 2008. She returned to California after her then roommate in Mesa, Arizona married. The roommate did not feel it appropriate that Arias live in her marital home and Arias was unsuccessful in finding new housing arrangements. Arias was indicted on a first degree murder charge on July 9, 2008 (also her 28th birthday), by a grand jury. On July 15, 2008, Arias was arrested at her grandparents' home in Yreka, California. She was extradited to Arizona on September 5, 2008, where she entered a not guilty plea on September 11, 2008.
Alexander's friends discovered his dead body in a shower of his home. He had been shot in the face, his throat was slit from ear to ear, and he had been stabbed 29 times (the original report indicated 27 stab wounds). Maricopa County Medical Examiner, Dr. Kevin Horn, testified that Alexander's jugular vein, common carotid artery, and windpipe had been slashed. Alexander's hands also had defensive wounds. Dr. Horn further testified that Alexander "may have" been deceased at the time the gunshot was inflicted. Alexander's death was ruled a homicide.
Arias changed her account of her whereabouts three times. She originally told police that she had not been in the home at the time of Alexander's death. She later told police that two intruders had broken into Alexander's home and that they murdered him and attacked her. Finally, she stated that she killed Alexander in self-defense and was a victim of domestic violence.
Discovery and investigation:
Alexander had scheduled a trip to Cancun, Mexico with Marie (Mimi) Hall and others from Pre-Paid Legal Services. He had also missed an important conference call on the night of June 4, 2008 at 7pm. After Mimi and others could not reach Alexander, they went to his home to check on his welfare on June 9, 2008. His roommates indicated that he was out of town. After some searching, they located a key to Alexander's master bedroom. Upon entry, they noticed large pools of blood at the hallway leading to the master bathroom, where his body was discovered in the shower. He had been shot and repeatedly stabbed.
The 9-1-1 call notifying authorities of the discovery made mention of an ex-girlfriend that Alexander had told friends was stalking him, hacking into his Facebook account, and slashing tires. Arias and man
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Norma Sarvy (grandmother)
Jodi Arias (former girfriend)
Riverside, California, USA
The brutality of his murder
Zion Lovingier, A Friend Of The Victim, says Arias is 'nuts'
Place of Death
Mesa, Arizona, USA
Cause of Death
Gary David Alexander (1948-1997) (Died on Travis Alexander's 20th birthday) (Died From complications of being a drug addict)
Pamela Elizabeth Morgan (1953–2005) (Pamela also died young due to her drug abuse like her husband)
Full Name at Birth
Travis Victor Alexander
Dog - named Napolean
Jesus Christ, his Grandma and Great Grandfather, Gordon Hinckley, Harland Stonecipher, Killer Kane, Jeff Olsen, Darnell Self,
Ferris Bueller's Day Off, The Royal Tennenbaums, Life Aquatic, Zoolander, Dumb and Dumber, The Secret
How To Make Friends and Influence People, Think and Grow Rich, Slight Edge,, Richest Man in Babylon, You were Born Rich, The Greatest Salesman in the World, Atlas Shrugged
Rubidoux High School
Ben Harper, Jack Johnson, OutKast, The Ramones, Darlington, Aqua Batts, The Hippos, Unsteady, Jem, The Smiths, Morrissey, Swollen Members, Jurassic 5
Sedona, AZ, California, Mexico
Tanesha Sorenson-Alexander (several other sisters)
Juan Martinez (Fiery Prosecutor in Arizona Vs. Jodi Arias Case
www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Killing_of_Travis_Alexander, www.radaronline.com/category/tags/travis-alexander/Cached, www.legacy.com/ns/obituary.aspx?n=travis-alexander&pid=111492055, www.change.org/petitions/create-travis-alexander-s-law-stop-allowing-highly-prejudicial-claims-against-murder-victims-without-evidence, www.hlntv.com/slideshow/2013/04/08/new-photos-travis-alexander, www.facebook.com/SupportTravisAlexandarsFamily
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On June 4, 2008, salesman Travis Alexander was murdered in his house in Mesa, Arizona. He sustained multiple stab wounds, a slit throat, and a gunshot to the head. Jodi Arias, Alexander's ex-girlfriend, was charged with first-degree murder for his death. At trial, she testified that she killed Alexander in self-defense. She was convicted of first-degree murder on May 8, 2013. The murder and trial received widespread media attention. On April 13th, 2015, Arias was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.