Travis Alexander, 29, was found dead in his home on June 9, 2008. Alexander was stabbed around 27 times and shot in the head. Alexander was found in the shower of his home in Mesa. The story of Travis Alexander was featured in “48 Hours Mystery”.
Travis Alexander’s girlfriend, Jodi Arias, 30, was accused of murdering him. Arias was arrested by police in California. Arias was charged with first degree murder. Arias claimed she was innocent.
Travis Alexander’s digital camera was dumped into the wash. Police were able to retrieve images from its memory card. There were images of Arias naked on Alexander’s bed. There were photos of Alexander in the shower and finally of his blood stained body in the shower. Police found a left hand print on a wall, which they said contained Arias’ DNA.
Arias will appear in Maricopa County Superior Court on March 25, 2009.
Updated June 23 2009
Jodi Arias is sometimes identified as Jody Arias or Jodi Ann Arias. Travis Alexander was born to parents who were addicts of crystal meth. Alexander’s grandmother rescued him and his 6 siblings. Alexander was raised up in the Mormon faith. Alexander became a salesperson for PPL, to sell legal insurance to customers who have no budget for lawyers.
Travis Alexander and Jodi Arias met on Feb 2, 2007. They started dating. Arias eventually broke up with Alexander but they continued to talk and see each other. On that fateful day, June 4, 2008, Arias met Alexander and the digital camera’s memory card contained the evidence with the date stamped on the images.
Alexander’s home contained DNA from Arias. There were Arias’ fingerprints, blood and hair.
Arias claimed they were attacked by two masked intruders. Arias claimed one of them stabbed Alexander while she managed to flee in her car. Arias did not get help for Alexander because she claimed he was alive when she left him.
One possible motive for killing Alexander was because of jealousy. A source said Arias was obsessed with Alexander and she couldn’t move on after their split.
Jodi Arias’ trial will commence in 2010.
CBS has the complete story and photos on Travis Alexander & Jodi Arias.
Travis Alexander & Jodi Arias, Part 1.
Travis Alexander & Jodi Arias, Part 2. Includes photos of Alexander & Arias.
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