Ms. Arias killed Mr. Alexander because she had found a generous, thoughtful, kind, funny guy who she believed should support her for the rest of her life. He had the audacity to reject her. Then, he committed the unspeakable sin of holding the mirror to her face a month before the murder, called her a "sociopath" and declared her to be "the worst thing that ever happened to me". The truth enraged Ms. Arias. Not only did the truth set her down her murderous path, it sent her down a path where, in addition, she wanted to inflict upon Mr. Alexander, the most cruel and painful death of which she could conceive. Moreover, she wanted Mr. Alexander to know right before he took his last breath that she had "outsmarted him". She wanted Mr. Alexander to know that he was going to die.
If she were simply motivated by passion, rejection or jealous rage, she would have shown up at his house and shot him or waited until he relaxed and, then, shot him. Instead, she lured him into a false sense of security, through sex, knowing all the while that she was not only going to kill him but, she was going to butcher him while he was still alive. She induced him to sit down in the shower when he was naked and defenseless under the ruse that she wanted to take 'artistic photos' of him. Only after he had fallen into her trap and was completely relaxed would he face the true demon that was Jodi Arias. She wanted him to experience that moment of horror when he looked up and found that the woman with whom he had just had intimate relations was a murderous, psychotic, blood-thirsty savage. She wanted his last earthly thought to be his knowledge that she was reveling in her "conquest" while the life was literally dripping from his body.
Ms. Arias believes that between her lies and staged tears, she will walk out of jail next week a free woman. But, when she is convicted, her thought process will change. She will rationalize to herself that as long as Mr. Alexander is dead and she is allowed to have a life in prison that she "won" and he "got what he deserved". If Ms. Arias is put on death row, though, she will be in a 7 by 12 cell 23 hours a day with no prisoner contact until the day they come and strap her to the cart. If that happens, not only will she not have "won the game", in the interim she will be deprived of the attention that narcissists need like others need air.
Lethal injection is the closest punishment that fits the crime. Even it falls short of the punishment this monster deserves. Jodi Arias is not a civilized human being. Through her acts she has forfeited her right to live in a civilized society.
As premeditated of a murder as can be! Many people get rejected and have failed relationships, and they get over it. Arias got rejected, and she, in turn, staged a robbery, forged an alibi, and drove 800 miles down to AZ to murder the man who dared not to want her anymore.
She is obviously guilty without question. She needs to be put to death for committing such a vicious crime. As she stated in her interviews before, "I would beg for the death penalty if I did this to Travis". Well guess what Jodi, you did do that to Travis, you told us you did. Guess you should get what you asked for!!!!!
They weren't a couple. Domestic violence is a state of relating when partners are in a real relationship. This woman made her way nearly a thousand miles to the man's state and city. Look at all the "coincidences" surrounding her trip! Any bird brain can see through the muck. This was a planned killing because she knew Travis was done with her and had moved on. Like any man, he likely was offered a piece of tail and was not going to turn it down. Bless his heart. I so wish he had. That demon was not worth his life!! Ready the needle for this monster!
She completely premeditated the murder of Travis, she planned it and the executed him in the most cruel and heinous manner. She then has made up all of this about Travis abusing her, so executing him wasn't enough she is now trying to destroy his reputation. She is a proven liar and was a sexual deviant long before she met Travis and she is the one who introduce and initiated the deviant sexual relationship and when he tried to get away from her, she planned and executed him in such a horrid and cruel manner.
She does not deserve to live!! I believe she should die in the manner in which she took Travis's life and experience the horror that she inflicted on another human being. Of course, that will not happen. Rot in hell you soulless manipulative witch! I feel so sad for everyone affected by this evil doer.
She is empty, has no life. She is a cling on to guys she likes and would kill again, the next guy she tried to control and smother with affection. She's a narcissist who thinks she is smarter, better than everyone else and she uses sex to get her way. She will kill again.
Because the evil Jodi Arias deserves nothing other than the death penalty! Forget about saving an unrepentant brutal murderer who hides behind a mask of silent, slivering narcissistic evil! Give the Alexanders and all of us the peace of mind that comes with knowing that no one else need suffer or die because of this convicted murderer. The world would indeed be better off without LIARias [sic]!
She is demonic! Rid the world of this evil monster once and for all. She is a perpetual liar. Playing the judge, the jurors and her lawyers. She wants to do so many good things while in prison thinking that this will make up for the heinous crime she committed on a human being. I hope the jurors think with their hearts, remembering poor Travis and how she slaughtered him like a pig!
Slit her throat, stab her 29 times, and shoot her in the head.......Give her a taste of her own medicine! She played the whole court system to benefit her every whim, and played her defense team, calling the shots. She is a calculating monster who deserves to die for this heinous crime.
For those wimpy, bleeding hearts who say not to kill Jodi, think if it had been your loved one who was stabbed 29 times, having every major artery in their body severed, including his heart, his throat slit almost to the point of decapitation, and than a good blast of gun powder to his head. I sure wouldn't want to die this way! She is a cancer that has to be destroyed! Life in prison is too good for this sociopath!
She's an evil monster who should pay dearly for what she did to Travis. She shows no remorse. She is cold and calculating. And the world will be better off without her! Life in prison is way too good for this beast who is already planning her spotlight in prison. It's all about Jodi, while poor Travis had his life cut short. Let her rot while wearing her sick survivor shirt. Too bad Travis isn't here to tell his side of the story!
She didn't give Travis Alexander a choice, but she wants one! She is a monster and evil, and deserves to be punished to the full extent of the law. She is cold and calculating, and has no remorse for Travis or his family. She acts as if she did nothing, and should not be severely punished. The taxpayers should not be burdened with her any longer!
I do not care what Jodi was, and what Jodi promises to be. But I’m very concern what Jodi did. A very well planned, unprovoked heinous crime. Jodi is the kind of a monster that cannot control anger and go to revenge for nothing. The hate and anger, of a very selfish monster vent so far that Jodi did not even think for the consequences. The fact that Jodi was exercising at the interrogation room making vertical on the wall with head down and legs up, means full disregards for humans, and the elementary rules of a civilized society, so this animal, remorseless monster, has to be destroyed.
Stop wasting our money on her she is a cold hearted killer. We all watched through out this long long ordeal. Lets get going she is heartless. Now too late she wants to live for her parents and sell shirts - what a joke that would be. We need to get on with other things going on in this world she ruined a family.
Yes, she should get death, as she's not fit to live among innocent people. Her jealous rage took over her whole being & almost cut off Travis's head. For her to lie time & time again about it is unacceptable & she takes no blame for herself and her actions. I think of his family & friends & hope she gets the death penalty quickly so she doesn't have to rack up huge lawyer fees.
Listening to his brother and sister, the pain in there. No one should have to die like Travis did. Jodi shows absolutely no remorse and even though her mother has been in court every day, she does not look her mother's way or indicate that she knows that her mother is supporting her. I don't think Jodi is capable of showing remorse or showing that she recognizes her mother's show of support or love.
Travis found out that jodi is not the right girl for him......She had too many sexual partners. She is a pathological liar. She manipulated him. She is too pushy, obsessed with him. So he rejected her. But jodi would not accept that , so she savagely killed him. She carefully planned, executed it and lied about it. What it really heinous was that she not very cruel killed him and that is not enough she even dragged his reputation and lied about it. This is just too cruel ...That she really deserve no doubt ....THE DEATH PENALTY!!
All she did was lie she wanted him and couldn't have him so she brutally murdered him. So no one could have him now. She lied all the way from the start till the end. Travis is a good person and people loved him . The people that are backing of Jodi Arias right now are only in it for the money she's getting a lot of support from websites and other evil people. I think the only reason your mom's in the court room also it's because she's in it for the money and she's L book about her daughter once the case is over. When they interviewed her dad in the beginning was your first got arrested she said she was strange and weird and sneaky. Her mom also said the same things about her that's why your mom second take the stand. This ex-boyfriend of hers at ScanTest take the stand I'm sure Jodi Arias is picking him to do so also
Jodi Arias has yet to show any contrition or sorrow for Killing Travis. Further she mocks all of us with her ridiculous claim of self defense. She continues to try to paint Travis as a pedophile and says very unkind things which only serves to further the pain she causes Travis's friends and loved ones. What kind of person can appear to love a person and have sex with that person for hours all the while knowing she is going to slaughter that person? She is a master manipulator and I think she said she preferred death over life to play some sick psychological game. I hope they call her bluff. She says that death is the ultimate freedom, and for some it may be. What does she think she will encounter when she dies? She is evil and will go to be with her own kind, as we all will. Jodi, I have one word for you: KARMA.
This women premeditated a savage killing, torturing the man for two minutes. If we do not deter such crimes by enforcing the death penalty, these murderers will make their handiwork look too attractive for the next sociopath down the line to commit similar murderous acts. The whole point of enforcing death penalty is to prevent future horrific executions from happening to innocent people in our country.
When you cold bloodily murder a human being that God created, you do so knowingly, if caught, you should be killed for it. Once a person murders another person, they are capable of doing it again and they cease to be of any positive function to mankind. She premeditated this horrible murder to a person she shared her life with. To me she is a monster with no remorse. Society can better utilize the monetary cost they have spend on this woman with the truly needed children and families that are trying to survive every day life.
The camera, the number of stab wounds, the shot to his head, the lies, premeditation, getting the gun, lack of remorse, no apology, putting Travis back into the shower, the family impact statements, dead on forensic evidence, the graphic photographs, Juan Martinez closing arguments, on and on and on it goes.
Brutally murdered TA. All because she couldn't have what she wanted and refused to accept it. Manipulator, selfish, psycho. She planned, executed and attempted to cover up her "punishment" for Travis. Not to mention all the lies, lies, lies she told in her attempt to insulate herself from being a suspect.
She has no redeeming or mitigating factors that would get her off the hook. Her crime fits the definition of what the death penalty in AZ is for. If she is not put to death, then get rid of the law. The law must be applied fairly or not at all.
Jodi brought this on all on her own. In life we learn consequences to things that we choose to do. This was a premeditated choice, now the price must be paid. I don't believe Travis did anything wrong other than inviting this vile creature into his life. I'm just sorry her family didn't get her the help she clearly needed. Hopefully, parents see that we must view mental healthy as important as physical health!
To Jodi, good riddance!
She needs to be publically hung by the neck so everyone can witness her last struggling breaths the same as how she watched alexander die. Yes w/0 a hood and cover her disgraceful feet cause its hot as hell in hell. Hang her high. The tax payers took on 1.5 m or more to defend her. Why feed her more? Dispose of this trash and move on.
Jodi Arias is pure evil. She is a narcissistic psychopath. Her hollow soulless eyes & her demonic premeditated cruel past behaviors prove there is nothing good in her & when one has such evilness the best thing is death in order to protect any and all people who come in contact with her. The sooner the better.
If this doesn't qualify for the death penalty (calculated, premeditated, violent, repeated stabbing, near decapitation and a hateful finish with a gunshot to the head, then what does? She is a sociopath and a monster. I don't believe in rehabilitation when there is NO remorse. Has she even said she is sorry ONE TIME? Don't think so...
She carefully planned and plotted a murder of a human being and carried it out in a cold blooded manner with no remorse. She has lied and has blamed everyone else for her actions. She is a classic sociopath - she repeatedly exhibits a lack of conscience an overabundance of antisocial behavior and craves attention. She needs to be placed on death row with little or no human interaction so she dies a little death every single day. She is evil incarnate and it's my hope that the jury has the bravery to vote for the death penalty.
She was hoping to send him to hell too. ....I am 100% sure she slept with him before she killed him, hoping that he'd go straight to hell after she killed him for having sex with her and not getting a chance to repent before he died. SORRY JODI!! IT IS NOT THAT SIMPLE..
Like Jodi in her own words says "I have no mitigating factors for sentencing phase", Especially since 10 worlds of 'crazy' is mitigating. I am not normally for the death penalty however some circumstances may warrant death and if there is a case for 'death' then this is the case. Well unless they just put her and Ariel Castro in a cell together and see what happens. Kind of a fun option I guess. RIP Travis Alexander and good luck in hell Jodi.
She worked hard to get the death penalty. Give her the award. When you give all you have got to get a job done correctly you should be awarded the top prize. She butchered a mans life, his body and finally his reputation. Give her the grand prize of the death sentence. She really earned it. 23 hours a day with no one to manipulate is what she should face. I hope it drives her insane.
Evidence showed she murdered Travis because if she couldn't have him, no one would. She lied all through her life and still lied on the witness stand in court. She is only for herself and so glad that justice has finally prevailed. Murderers SHOULD pay the consequences. An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.
Jodi Arias is a narcissistic borderline with sociopathic tendencies. Look up the criteria for each and you will see she fits them to a tee. She doesn't live in the same world that "healthy" individuals live in and that's what makes her dangerous. Narcissists are pathological liars and Jodi has proven herself to be a liar. Narcissists don't see lying as wrong but rather a way to get what they want. We have seen this from her from the very beginning. She is very manipulative and calculating in both a fascinating and frightening way. While I generally don't support the death penalty I, quite frankly, don't want my tax dollars to go to keeping her in prison for the rest of her life.
I do not usually believe in the death penalty, but this woman is a murderer, she pre-meditated a crime and and killed a man who did not want her. She deserves the same fate. PTSD is a last resort. If she walks, there is no longer justice in this country. If she were a man, there would be no question. She deserves equal rights under the law.
She has shown no remorse. Clearly a sociopath. Has never been truthful. Calculating,thinks she is smarter than than Juan Martinez. She deserves a First degree murder verdict. People may riot if she gets less I pray the jury has no sympathy for her. Travis's family deserves justice. Execute this heinous killer!
Total psychopath, they never change, people around them are vulnerable to manipulation, they cannot be healed, impossible and the crime was so violent. These day we are not so pro death penalty, but there are exceptions and this is one of them. Totally premeditated and she was given way too much leeway in the trial, although I understand that was so there would not be a follow-up. Unjust however that she could be supported by her attorneys/domestic violence expert and given space in trial for yet another lie to be developed, her third story, should never be allowed when it is blatantly obvious it is all lies. Why buy into a psychopath's stories in this way, should never be allowed. They should be given no quarter whatsoever, once it is recognised that this is a unabated psychopath that is murdering all over again, plus extra pain to an already traumatised family. Jodi should not even be allowed to have a trial because of her inhuman conduct.
She was obsessed with Travis, stalked him, entered his house illegally, and planned the murder down to having sex with him before the murder, and knowing that he would then take a shower which is when she planned the kill. She chased him, watching him die and stabbing him 29 times-shooting him in his face,, and then cut his throat from ear to ear. It took a much larger and stronger woman todo it. She was able to commit this heinous act because of her determination not to have him reject her and her hatred of him for not doing what she wanted
She was found guilty by a jury of her peers. The crime was horrendous and evil. She has absolutely NO REMORSE. She attempted to "murder" his reputation during the trial. She should receive the death penalty. She has ABSOLUTELY NO REMORSE. She will NEVER "reform". She will NEVER accept any responsibility for her actions. She deserves the death penalty.
I start by saying that I am not a US citizien and I've always been against the death penalty. I am a forensic psychologist and I developed a strong interest in criminal justice. Of all of the cases I've been studying, including those involving serial killers, I've never thought that someone, no matter what he or she did, deserved to die. It is against my beliefs. However, I followed this particular case with much interest. It is the first time that I would not be upset if someone gets the death penalty. Life in prison is not enough for such a sociopath, cold blood murderer. She is sick. She is a threat for the society. She should not be allowed to live and enjoy her fame and the support of those that (I wonder how) admire and support her. She should not be allowed to make money out of those crappy paintings. She should pay for what she did.
She did it. She was in all her right senses and killed. Even had it been self defense, how many times did she have to keep stabbing him? Then she slit his throat and then on top of that, shoot him in the head. If she did it in self defense why didn't she just say so in the beginning? Instead, she wasted everyone's time by lying and fabricating stories and then settled for a 'self defense' story. For those who say that putting her to death would be revenge and not justice then why do we send criminals to jail and in turn lose their freedom? Would you call that revenge? Alexander's family is receiving justice by putting this woman down. She had no compassion for Alexander and that is evident in the way she slaughtered him. Why should society have any compassion for this monster?
She knew what she was about to do and did not stop herself. She knew she could have let him live but it was more satisfying for her to kill him so that's what she chose to do. She also knew there would be consequences but killing Travis was more important to her at the time. So Jodi should take her death sentence as just part of the full picture.
Jodi Arias stalked Travis. HIS friends said that he was afraid of her. He told his friends that
he broke up with her and she kept showing back up at his house.
She killed him in a horrible way and she absolutely had no compassion for a man who did nothing to her except break up with her. She is very self oriented. She premeditated his murder.
She will never change. She enjoyed this - hence the photos. She is proud of it. She wanted travis to die in as much pain as she could possibly manage for the crime of rejecting him. She stalked and abused him beforehand and lied and blackened his name after. She deserves no more mercy than she gave travis.
Yes she should get the death penalty. She brutally murdered Travis, no remorse, and she has the nerve to claim abuse. Anyone that believes that she was abused is wrong, and that's just an excuse. The more I think about this, maybe spending 23 hours every day is worse, for her to think about what she did, might be worse
After what she did to Travis, and the way she played the court EVIL, she doesn't deserve to have any kind of life , shes never owned up to being a whack job, still says she was abused , a complete mockery of women that really are abused, I put her in the same group as a child molester
It was premeditated. Stolen gun, borrowed gas can's to hide gas purchases enroute. Rental car and hair dye, no so easily recognized. Monumental liar, three different stories. New man for alibi. Guilty first degree pre meditated with extreme cruelty, Travis and the Alesander's deserve justice, she deserves the death penalty.
She killed an innocent man in cold blood. It was not self defense, it was jealousy on her part. She planned the murder, so was premeditated. She's been convicted of murder in the first degree. She has no remorse what so ever. She's a compulsive liar. She tried dragging Travis' name through the mud when he is not here to defend himself. She never said she was sorry, because she is not.
She is one of the worst criminals that had cross the state of Arizona. She had no concept of decency or shame and she tried to make a mockery of the criminal system and fool all. She committed an horrendous crime and does not deserve to be housed and feed by the tax payers
She was obsessed with Travis and when he decided he was done with her she was NOT going to let him get by with that so she took it upon herself to be his judge, jury and executioner! Not only did she plan out his murder but she killed him in the most heinous of ways then went about her life as if nothing had happened! She definitely deserves the death penalty....A life for a life!
She took the life of a successful and well-loved young man, why should she enjoy a full life?She is a heartless monster who premeditated this murder. An eye for an eye, Jodi. And this is what his family wants, and I think that that should be taken under great consideration.
Jodi Arias is not an animal, because animals are loveable creatures! Jodi is a monster with no heart. She has taken life from a young and handsome man who had the whole world in front of him and now she wants mercy and has ZERO regrets about what she did. Not once has she apologized to the Alexander family. That alone shows what a heartless, vile, and manipulative witch she is. Why should she not get death penalty? So that she can live a happy life in a normal prison, date other female inmates, smile every day, and tell nice stories about how she killed Travis?? It disgusts me that the jury even has to THINK about this! DEATH PENALTY ALL THE WAY! She cannot get away with what she did... She cannot be granted life when she took life away from an INNOCENT MAN!!! Justice for TRAVIS- NOW! If she gets away with this, other psychopathic girls will want to do what she did because they will think that because Jodi got away with it, they too can!!!
In the death penalty but in this case i do why? Because jodi lied and only concered how she looks for the camera. And besides she dosent haveany guilty remose for what she has done . All i have seen is fake tears and a fake heart sheshows like i said noremose whats so ever
Yes she should get the death penalty. She took away a persons life. You don't do that! She killed Travis Alexander brutally. She needs to get what she deserves. She is a pathological liar. She is trying to lie her way out of it, but it's not gonna work. She was obviously obsessive, she didn't want any one else to have Travis and when she couldn't have him she killed him. She pretends to feel sorry about it but she is a liar. She says two people went into that house and tried to kill her too and she said she ran out the house and drove as far away as she could and she said she didn't even call 911 or she didn't call anybody for help if she was innocent she would of called someone.
I'm only okay with death penalty when it's right and in that case, it is. She killed Travis, whether it was premeditated or not in such a horrible way. That girl is full of liars, by saying she did it as a self defense, you don't stab someone nearly 30 times if it was only to protect yourself, if it was, you just unable the person and walk away! The only thing she does is hurting people, mostly Travis' family by saying that he abused her, he was violent plus pedophile. She pretends to feel sorry about it but she's not, she just feels sorry that she didn't clean her tracks better. It's sad. I really think she should get the death penalty even though, dying from lethal injection is not hurtful enough for all the bad things she did. Spending her life in prison would be good if it was to (at least try) to redeem herself but she won't, she will just repeat her lies in her head until she dies. Travis' family wants her to get the death penalty and after all they've been through, they should have that as a way of trying to move on and try not to think about her anymore.
Jodi Arias drove 1000 miles, and, didn't give a 2nd thought to murdering Travis Alexander when he refused to take her back. Hers was not the typical murder [shooting the victim, which still would have been horrendous]-- hers was a heinous, depraved & cruel butchery. Moreover, she has not a whit of remorse. Jodi Arias is a psychopath-- and, is very similar to Ted Bundy, who said about his murders:-- "You feel the last bit of breath leaving their body. You're looking into their eyes. A person in that situation is God!"... Remember, Jodi Arias was enthralled when she told Travis Alexander:-- "Seriously, you made me feel like a Goddess." Psychopaths like Bundy & Arias want to be God... They believe their right to satiate their lusts trumps the lives of other people. Jodi Arias deserves the Death Penalty.
She should die. I don't want to pay for her with my taxes to sit there for 80 years. She's guilty and needs to pay with her life. She was such a cocky witch during the entire process and kept telling everyone, "I won't get punished." Let's show her that she was wrong.
I Belive that since Arias killed Alexander she should feel how Alexander felt. Arias is guilty, because Alexander didn't do anything to Arias and Arias attacked him, so Arias should get the death penalty. In Arizona, it is conservative. The Jury will obviously have her executed. Arias is Guilty so we should punish her more for what she did.
Then she must die. She deserves to be murdered. She's nothing but a b**** and a murdering traitor. I would like her to die myself. It serves her right for what she did. I hated Alexander in the first place. He should have gone to jail for breaking up with Jodi, but he should not have died. But Arias made the wrong choice and killed him. She deserves the death penalty.
She's a murderer. She admits that she killed Travis. Travis suffered 29 stabs, head nearly severed and a gun shot wound...Travis died a very painful death. She may show her innocent face and speak softly with a demure look... But she's a killer. She lied from the beginning to the end. #RIPtravisalexander
If it were the other way around and Travis had killed her a jury would have no difficulty choosing the death penalty! This sexist system where women get all the breaks and are treated more leniently than children has got to end! Women claim they want to be treated as equals in this world but this system we have does not treat them as equals but instead it gives them unfair advantage! It has to stop!
No argument. You kill, you pay for the crime. I do not agree with the courts. This female killed this man and there are no questions about it and it shouldn't even be a long long long trial .
Why should the state and all of the lawyers keep this going the way it is?
The jury was not on top of this case and so the Judge needs to make a huge decision on this case as soon as possible.
Travis appeared to have a wonderful life that he loved and enjoyed, filled with friends and the love of God. We have learned so much about him over the last 6 months. We are in a better position to understand how he would feel if this had happened to a close friend of his. I believe he would want the death penalty, because SHE has shown no remorse and is perfectly capable of exhibiting the same behaviour to another innocent snared victim. She is an emotional vampire that has tried to play everyone involved with the case. The only tears I saw her shed was when she was convicted guilty. No tears for Travis just her miserable self.
Absolutely no remorse!! Her actions regarding the tweeting, the interviews, the "I need lip gloss" statements say it all. She belongs down with Betty Broderick, OJ, Ted Bundy, and that woman who drowned her five kids in the tub. "Oh! I was mad. I didn't mean it!" Give her the death penalty if only for the reason that we don't ever have to hear from her again. You want her to pay? Quit making her famous. The death penalty by law ensures that - whether she dies or not.
In my opinion she has made it more difficult for abused women as myself to come forward. I was in an abusive marriage, verbally, emotionally, and physical. I do not feel she was abused. She was separated from him while living in Yreka. She then moved to Mesa AFTER the break up. She knew he was seeing other women as she was seeing other men. They continued a secret sexual relationship and I feel it was 100 per cent consentual. She was jealous of him going to Cancun with another woman and not her. She stole the gun bought the gas cans drove, dyed her hair and thought she could convince him of taking her not the other woman. They had sex which in my opinion was premeditated and what man Im sorry to not like to label yet who wouldn't if freely given.,. Women would too. We are human. She didn't get the reaction or the answer she was looking for and just lost control. I feel she has always been able to have her way and when this wasn't working she couldn't handle the situation. I feel travis was starting to sense that he was in danger or he never would have divulged to friends, "don't be surprised if you find me dead one sunday" I feel for his family and watching this case I feel as if he is my own friend or closer a brother. I have heart tremendously for this family and hers as they were in my opinion innocent other than they should have maybe tried harder to get her professional help. They are innocent in this horrific crime themselves. I feel no sympathy for Jodi and regardless of the events, in my opinion we all have sex Christian or not. We all have secrets. I feel this was a crime of rejection and she could not have what she wanted she was going to make sure no one was going to. I feel being from Canada I am not sure how I feel about the death penalty yet I feel she should be put in prison and never be allowed out until the day she dies. I know that is cold comfort for Samantha and her brothers and sisters yet its good to know the person that took their brothers life is not going to experience the sunshine, sunsets, thunderstorms, birth of children, marriage, travel and especially very special times with family. Looking at an 8 by 12 foot cell for the rest of your life and having people dictating what you eat, what you get to watch on tv, when you shower, when you exercise in my opinion is in a sense a form of justice in itself. My heart goes out to the Alexander family first and foremost. I also feel a sense of empathy for the Arias family. They did not do this crime. Rhonda from Calgary Alberta Canada
She needs to get the death penalty. She stabbed him 29 times, and then shot him. She deserves to be stabbed 29 times, and then shot. It's pretty clear. How the hell can you say that's self defense? Why would you even bring a gun and a knife with you in the first place if killing the poor guy was not your intention?
The last woman executed was 80 years ago. JA will die of old age before being executed.
Justice: A Death Sentence is the best way to insure remorseless killer JA never gets parole.
Accept the outcome of this re-trial. Take a deep breath; “Either way, No More JA”.
JA a macabre sane killer only exists to convince others to believe her endless lies.
Some people still believe JA is innocent. Like JA these people are forever in self-denial.
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She changed her story more than twice. Although she is claimed to be mentally insane, murder is still murder whether committed by an insane or sane individual. This is an excuse millions of prisoners use when they are faced with serious punishment. If she was mentally insane she should have stated that from the beginning and they should have tried to say this from the beginning of the trial. She deserves the death penalty for the horrifying things she did to assure herself that Travis was dead.
If this was flipped, say it was Travis that killed her, he would be on death row. This was premeditated and she has not once apologized for it. She is not sorry and believes she will go free. There are only two types of people who think she should not be executed. Idiots and morons.
Jodi killed Travis because of the fact that what she was doing was really starting to get to him. In other words, clingy. Following him around, slashing his tires and having access to his Facebook, Travis wanted to get away and only to have Jodi following him. She deserves death no matter what her explanation is, death is what she needs. She first said that he abused her then says he was really good to her. DEATH ONLY DEATH TO JODI.
If a man done this we would not EVEN be on this posting, peroid. WHAT ELSE DO YOU HAVE TO DO TO GET THE DEATH PENALTY IN ARIZONA, SERIOUSLY? WHAT IS IT? PLEASE TELL ME WHAT? The only thing left for her to do would be to put him in a blender and eat him? Lol. THERE ARE VERY STUPID PEOPLE IN ARIZONA, the juror believed evidence that wasn't there (abuse). Thats ridiulous and these jurors showd be ASHAMED! SHAME ON YOU MORONS
She shot the man with a gun in his face and stabbed him thirty times. She is a liar and is infuriating to watch on the stand dodging questions, arguing every word through the cross examination. She is sneering and lying her way along and is angry that her lies are being found out. There is no justification for murder. Never.If done in self defence which I dont think is I don't believe it's excusable, solely because of the very excessive cruelty that was displayed in her slaying of Travis Alexander. I cannot find it in myself to think of her as anything less than a total monster.She lies,tries to hide things and is contradicting which says to me she is lying because if it was truely done in self defence you would admit it with putting up a fight and lying you would tell the truth straight away knowing you wont get life in jail,you dont get life fo self defence maybe a few years.Also if it was in self defence she would have bruises and marks on her which she did not and in self defence a person doesnt slash at a person 27-29 times,drag him across the bath room floor,wash the blood off him as well as shooting him in the head. She wanted him and couldn't have him so she brutally murdered him.She has promised things in do to things in prison/jail but this it to get out being put to death and she is saying this because she thinks it will get her life in jail.She killed him then phoned him leaving him a message knowing full well he was dead.By everything she did before and after the killing says to me she fully planned it all the way.Her memory comes and goes when it is convenient for her.Also she tried to destroy evidence on the camera.She has admited she killed him but only in self defence but it was not in self defence,she slashed and stabbed him nearly cut his head off and thats self something done in defence?!
YES! Double standard! Finish justice! It is such a shock. I do not think Jodi Arias is sorry at all for her actions. I feel for her family but not as much as I feel for Travis and his family.
I dont think it is revenge but it would be justice
There was no excuse for what Jodi did. There are people who were married for 20,30,40 years who get divorced and are able to get over it. Jodi only dated Travis for a few months and also lived very far away from him, it should have been easy for her get over him. I'm sure Travis would have never went looking for her if she stayed away. He may have continued to call or text her just for one thing , but that's about it. And if he did, if she ignored him, eventually that would stop as well. Jodi's extreme anger came from her allowing him to use her over and over again and she could only blame herself for that. You can't kill someone for not wanting you. The jury should not feel guilty for choosing the death penalty for Jodi Arias. Jodi Arias chose it for herself for doing what she did to Travis Alexander.
I think Jodi Arias is dangerous to society. She is very manipulative and cares more about herself than anyone else. I think she could kill again if provoked slightly. She even said that in an interview just the other day. If she gets angry at someone no matter how unjustified or justified in her warped mind she could do harm. I also don't think that she should profit from her artwork in jail or prison now that she is convicted. She is narcissistic and likes to be the center of attention. After this is over they should stop interviewing her.
In order to live in peace justice must prevail. She planned, calculated, and executed her vicious crime. In addition, she doesn't have any remorse. She tried to outsmart the justice system in every way with continues lies. She sealed her fate with her action. Her victim did not have a second chance, why should she have one?
We preserve peaceful life and protect society by giving her the death penalty. The death penalty is not a revenge. It is a process of elimination. Most importantly, it is a deterrent for anyone to think a million before committing a similar crime.
She is evil she cut down a wonderful guy in the prime of his life, she premeditated his murder all because he , rejected her. She is a sexual predator, a psychopathic liar, a thief., a stalker, who just feels entitled because of a grandiose belief that she is talented, beautiful, sexy, and smarter than Einstein......All false, she is a spoiled woman, a fraud and extremely aggressive, sociopath is too nice a word for her she is pure evil and needs to vacate the planet before she infects other weak souls. She is the Devil! Justice For Travis
There is no justice any longer in America if she does not get the death penalty. Our country is no longer a free country it is a sham. Listen up folks something is definitely wrong in America there is no justice. The murderers and rapist are set free to commit more crimes. Justice is a joke in America of course our so called justice system will let her walk you wasted a bunch of taxpayers money again.
She has no remorse for what she has done, that is written all over her face!! She has not even apologized to this poor family. It seems that she is only thinking about herself and that is all! So I believe she should get what she deserves and finally put all of this to an end so this family can get an ounce of relief knowing that If Travis don't get the chance to live that she doesn't either.
She changed Travis sexually, STALKED HIM, she lied before and is lying now about how she is going to save inmates and the environment - MANIPULATING STILL - and the way she went about killing him 3/4 times over she is getting off easy by being in a small cell for 12-25 years before the LETHAL INJECTION - which won't come soon enough for this warped individual!
I don't care what Jodi was, and what she is promising to be. But I'm very concerned what Jodi did. An unprovoked, premeditated, planed ahead up to details, cold blood killer murder. Jodi was sure she could walk away undetected an do it again and again during the span of her life. She is a very manipulative killing machine, remorseless, capable committing hygienic crime, killing during the night and crying for the victim during the day. A very selfish monster, that can snap at any time on rage and kill again and again regardless if she is free or in the prison population. She must be destroyed. The Punishment must fit the Crime.
Jodi feels no remorse and not only did she kill him once...She stabbed him 29 times, slit his throat, and shot him in head..She killed him 31 times. Death will become her. Her family or no friends got up on her behalf. That speaks volumes. She is diabolical and evil.
What Arias did to Mr Alexander wasn't just a murder but she butchered his body by a stabbing him 27 times, shooting him in the head, and slitting his throat. At one point he watched her as she stabbed him
In the back through the mirror. She knew what she was doing. Under no circumstances was this a domestic violence case. She went into his house with every intention on killing Travis.
The jury should serve the death penalty on this evil women the way she brutally killed travis not once but 3 times and need to be removed from this earth .....Shows what she is like wanting to give interviews while awaiting her fate she is evil and pathetic human being !!!!!!!
What can you believe she says. Horrible crime, no remorse, false accusations against Travis. I was abused and never once did I try to kill my abuser. She does not show signs of being abused. Travis was abused in his case. Death sentence is the only appropriate punishment for her.
No mercy for Travis from Jodi, so no mercy for her. Why should she get away with it by getting a chance of parole if she's dead, no parole. Also why should we have to support her? She has treated this case as her own personal show she's more known then actors who have been in movies. You can't turn the TV on without seeing her stupid face there.
Jodi Arias cares more about "getting even" than her own life! She slaughtered Travis instead of killing him fast & painless w/a bullet to his head while he slept! She called him a sexual deviant,(She is the one who fantasizes about being a TWEEN),Travis was accommodating her on that phone sex tape! She tries to get revenge on everyone she feels "wronged" her! During her ALLOCUTION she told the same Jury who didn't believe her the 1st time that she was a DV Survivor, nearly insuring they will give her DEATH! Nothing, not even her own life matters as much as REVENGE TO HER!
She is a pathological liar and a stalker. One look at Travis Alexander's crime scene photos or autopsy photos and there is zero question that she will be convicted. She is so hated and reviled that every person on her team has had thousands of calls and emails against defending this crazed killer. Jodi Arias will never go free. The questions from the jury show they do not believe her lies or the nonsense of Laviolette, who ruined her career defending Arias.
If you truly care for Jodi you will help prepare her for what is coming- the death penalty.
Yes, I agree that Jodi Arias should receive the death penalty. What she did was a horrific crime. She stabbed, shot and nearly decapitated this man whom she had been dating. That was a heinous crime and should receive the ultimate punishment. She knows what she did and she deserves to sit on death row.
There is no evidence contrary to her words that state she is innocent. The murder was violent and tragic. On top of that, she's soiled his name throughout the court proceedings and that insult to injury in unforgivable. Her actions and lies should to stop abruptly with the death penalty.
It was only a matter of time until this psychopath killed. Jodi Arias is a menace to society and not once have the words 'I'm sorry' fallen from her mouth, nor will they. As a portrait artist, I mean a real artist... I have never seen eyes as cold and blurred as she possesses. No entrance to a soul in those eyes, that is for sure. Not only did she plan to kill Travis, she continues to kill him with slander. Put this monster on death row and line the cell with autopsy photos.
She should get the dealth penalty because she commited a brutal planned crime out of being scorned. She planned it and he never knew it was coming. She should be put to death. If you look at the pictures it's self-explanitory and overkill. She has lied and she has ruined his reputation. Travis is the victim not her.
Nothing about her story makes sense to me. If you are defending yourself, shooting them with a gun would take care of the problem. There would be no reason to gruesomely stab someone that many times in "self defense" Also, EVERYTHING she did prior to June 4th, was in preparation for murder. It is clear as can be. She changed her appearance, stocked up on gas so she didn't have to stop in Arizona, and came up with a alibi. She was very possessive of Travis, and had issues with jealousy. If she couldn't have him, nobody could.
She was jealous. She slashed his tires. She stole the gun. She dyed her hair. She rented a car. She bought gas cans. There is no evidence supporting her story. She took pictures. She stabbed him 29 times. She is crazy! She needs to die a more painful death. Wish we had the electric chair. I'd turn out my lights.
This is so obviously planned out, and this monster took from our world a truly good human being, and there aren't that many. But he was a man and she manipulated him in the oldest way known to mankind. The needle is too good for her. I want my life back. I want this ordeal over; I am so sick of watching Travis continually being trashed, but I can't stop watching because I AM SO SCARED there is going to be another Casey Anthony or O.J. Simpson. Please Lord, justice for Travis Alexander and put this animal down.
Shot him in the head
Slit his throat
Knife to the heart
Plus 28 other wounds to his naked body.
She premeditated for days on how and when to do this with the 3 gas cans, rented car, died hair, cell phone off, taking plates off car...Getting in house by using garage code and surprising him. She went there to give him one more chance to be his girlfriend or die.
She was jealous. She slashed his tires. She stole the gun. She dyed her hair. She rented a car. She bought gas cans. There is no evidence supporting her story. She took pictures. She stabbed him 29 times. She is crazy! She needs to die a more painful death. Wish we had the electric chair. I'd turn out my lights.
If she does not get the death penalty - she will get out & Kill Again, as she has NO remorse.
She's a manipulative psychopathic liar. "Justice for Travis Alexander" IS the Death Penalty!
She took a shower over his dead body (can you imagine that?) to remove all the blood on her, not to clean him.
The thinking & planning of the whole trip was put into place after Travis told Jodi to get away from him forever. From that point on (May 26th, 2008), Jodi stole a gun, rented a car (non-descript) from a town far away from her hometown (and at a car rental agency that's near an airport, so tons of people coming & going), reserves gas cans from a former lover (Darryl Brewer), buys another gas can from Walmart (to ensure no gas needed in Arizona), dyes her hair brown (so no one in Arizona would recognize her), takes off her license plates (no one would be able to say any license # or letter(s)), arrives at Travis's house at 4am! (when Travis's roommates are asleep), probably threatened suicide with the gun to get Travis's sympathy (more manipulation), Travis calms her down ("oh don't be so upset dear, don't kill yourself, I'll hug you...), Jodi has sex with Travis (to ensure he will sin before dying & no chance for him to repent). After sex, she gets dressed, tells Travis that she's feeling so much better & is getting ready to leave to go to Utah. Jodi puts her stuff into her car (while checking to see what roommates are still there, cuz there's gonna be some screaming soon). When Jodi is sure the roommates are gone, she gets her knife, takes pics of Travis in the shower, asks him to sit down (for some manipulated reason) & STABS Travis in his most vulnerable position.
She shouldn't die women have the right to defend themselves it's these MORONS who use Christianity to LIE in the name of Jesus making it ok to hurt women and batter them, believe me I dated one! Jodi may be telling the truth about being abused because I, for one, dated a psycho, Jesus freak and he beat me black and blue and used Jesus to justify his fake innocence!
I believe that no one has the right to take the life of another. Not for any reason, this means no death penalty at all under any circumstances. It makes no difference if the person is guilty, the death penalty is wrong. It has been said that the death penalty is a deterrent but this is not the case, people still murder each other, it does not work. As I don't believe in God, or an afterlife I think people should be made to suffer for their crimes, not given an easy out.
Jodi Arias is manipulative and a liar. She is claiming self defense, but she stabbed her ex-boyfriend 29 times, shot him in the face, and slit his throat. That is overkill. I don't think she was "traumatized" and killed him out of fear. I think she should get the death penalty.
So the state kills people to show that killing people is wrong? What kind of hypocritical, uncivilized, medieval, bull crap is this? The US is one of the only small handful of countries that still murders their own citizens for criminal punishment. Other uncivilized countries that do this are Iran, China, Saudi Arabia, North Korea, Indonesia, etc. Is that really the level that Americans want to aspire to? No nation in Europe has the death penalty.
Murdering Jodi Arias will not bring back Travis Alexander, or take away the pain of loss experienced by Travis' family and friends. The only thing it accomplishes is that it lets some people feel some sort of gratification for violent retribution or revenge - definitely not a very positive or healthy aspect of human emotion or consciousness.
Our Constitution forbids "cruel and unusual punishment." How can people believe that the state carrying out premeditated murder of a citizen is moral or does not fit the definition of cruel and unusual punishment? What is the purpose of our criminal justice system? It seems to be mainly punitive, rather than for public safety, protection or rehabilitation. Just look at how Sheriff Joe Arpaio treats the inmates in the Maricopa County Jail. The humiliation, the abuse, the substandard disease-causing crap food that the inmates are fed (Arpaio brags that he has cut the cost of jail meals down to 20 cents a serving). Giving people disease and malnutrition because they have a jail sentence is definitely cruel and unusual punishment. But apparently the red neck people of Maricopa County, who keep reelecting Arpaio think that kind of stuff is just dandy. What is wrong with Americans that they are willing to drown in their own hypocrisy?
She found sex to be his weak point and he found her need for love to get what he wanted. Her natural personality disposition may have contributed to her feelings of being battered and abused by him which someone else would not have felt that way. And he used her emotional weakness to get his kinky sex until she snapped, either because of another woman or the trip. From that perspective she does have elements of a battered and abused woman. That is how she felt. The point is whether someone, reasonable, would feel the same way. Probably not.
Travis Alexander used Jodi is a horrible way and then attempted to discard her with insults and dehumanizing behavior.
Jodi is not justified in killing him but it certainly is justified in being angry with him.
If she had cut his penis off and put it in a garbage disposal, she would have had a much greater victory and would have become celebrated and instantly rich
She has committed a horrible crime but I truly believe she IS sorry and did not want to inflict all this pain. For me, there is still a huge difference between Jodi and a serial killer, and there is a huge difference between her crime and the murder committed in cold blood by someone for the purpose of financial gains. The troubling part of this case is (a) she HAD no criminal record whatsoever, and (b) she had NOTHING to gain from the death of her boyfriend. How terribly messed up must a person be if they feel compelled to commit such a crime for the sole purpose to find relief for their psychological distress?
Honestly, is there ANYTHING that she could say or do that would not be ripped apart by EVERYONE? I don't want to accuse her but the pendulum is going overboard in discrediting ANYTHING she is saying and doing. If she cries, we NOW for a fact that she cries for herself only. If she would apologize, the critical voices would say it CLEARLY was fake. If she would address the victim's family, everyone would cry out in exasperation, HOW COULD SHE? When she asked (initially) for the death sentence, how DARE she be so ungrateful to her lawyers. If she asks to spare her life (not for herself, naturally, because no-one wants to do her a favor) and asks to consider her family's pain, OMG, what a fake noodle! As if her family would mean ANYTHING to her .... Bla bla bla .....
Jodi aside, I feel troubled by the mob mentality predominantly shown on TV and websites. It seems to me like the game show. Our 21st century replacement for Rom's gladiator arenas where people can see death or life play out in front of their lives and get some excitement out of it? The Jodi Arias case is GREAT, isn't it? Something to get REALLY EXCITED about, EVERY DAY, to relief aggression that otherwise would never be acceptable in our society.
For those who are so quick in their desire to kill her: I would agree for anyone who would pose a threat to society. She doesn't! She'll be in prison. There is no reason to put her to death. Other than "an eye for an eye" thinking (which people who call themselves Christians or humanists should have overcome by now), tickling your own excitement, or mob mentality (howling with the Wolfs, and for once, feel good about being aggressive), there is nothing you can gain out of her death.
I don't agree with the jury's decision that premeditation (beyond a reasonable doubt) was correct. All the elements of premeditation (the gun, no having cell service, the gas cans, etc. ) while presented as theories by the prosecution don't pass the reasonable doubt standard. Jodi killed Travis either because of a jealous rage or a response to abuse(real or perceived by her). In either case 1st degree charge was not appropriate.
As I see it Jodi Arias suffers from mental illness, mainly a personality disorder. Mentally ill persons should not get the death penalty. As a nation, we should be more humane even though we believe she has committed a horrendous crime.
Also, I do believe that Travis Alexander is not the saint we think he is. I firmly believe he was verbally, emotionally and physically abusive to Jodi.
The relationship between Jodi and Travis was toxic and dysfunctional. Representative of two persons with deep-rooted psychological problems.
It is because if a person is allowed to live his/her life, he/she may reform and not repeat the crime. But yes, she should be sentenced to life imprisonment because she broke the law and did a crime which can take a person's life. Oh yes, she should be jailed.
Two wrongs don't make a right. Anyone who would do such a thing has to be mentally ill. We have to teach our children how to control their emotions; and how to accept rejection. However, we have to teach them to mean no when they say no; and not to keep the mouse on the line. Travis should have placed a restraining order against her; and not let her into his life time and again. She should be in a mental institution in lock down for the rest of her life.
I don't think anyone knows what human beings are capable of in a given situation. I think Jodi has her issues, as we all do in one form or another. I see a woman with low self esteem that just wanted to be loved by someone. Then you add a person like Travis into the equation and it becomes a volatile mixture. I don't think we'll ever know what made Jodi take it as far as she did, but I do believe she regrets it. I do believe she has a soul, and I'll bet that if Travis would have treated her with the dignity that all people are deserving of, we wouldn't be talking about either one of them.
She need's to rot in jail for the rest of her natural life. Death is the easy way out. Imagine she is only 32 years old & a long way to go until death. A 6 by 9 cell lockdown 23 hours a day in the same small space. Now that is justice.
Having spent six years in in combat in Afghanistan (2001-2007), I can judiciously say that “death” is not something to be taken lightly. Those who have never experienced, first-hand, the raw nature of death are usually the ones who cry the loudest for deadly recompense in a situation such as this. Closing the light on one’s soul should never be taken lightly, nor should it be left to the decision of animals (read human beings). Do I think she should be punished for what she did? Without a doubt, yes. Do I think she should be executed for what she did? That is up to the jury; however, it seems like the “death-penalty-seekers” are looking for a “pound of flesh” rather than an “ounce of humanity”. If we claim superiority-of-dominion over all creatures of this earth, then what should separate us from the animals is our humanity itself - not our ability to reason or rationalize our behavior and actions. In every major religion or spiritual practice, especially in Abrahamic Faiths (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam), killing is forbidden – no matter how we try to rationalize it, it is against God’s commandment. That kind of final judgment is for the hands of our lord, not for those born in sin. We are a nation founded on Judeo-Christian beliefs, despite the destabilization of morality and new order of apostasy and social apathy in our secularist society. We were a nation founded on the principle belief of God and his grace upon us. The Great Commandment we have been given is to “love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind”… and to “love thy neighbor as thyself"….” There is none other commandment greater than these.” The quintessential question is not whether to sentence her to death or not, but rather can we find the courage in our hearts to love her as we love ourselves. People make mistakes, that is what being human is all about: “he without sin cast the first stone.” As animals, we can dance around this topic in a “Lord of the Flies” kind of fashion debating on whether or not this woman should be killed. That is what we are debating. If we let the system put her to death, those who stand by in apathy are just a guilty of murder as she is. Whether it is a “horrific slaying” or “humane lethal injection”, the words “thou shalt not kill” do not leave any room for ambiguity. If we kill her, we are no better – regardless of how we justify it. We need to find true grace and a radical acceptance of forgiveness. She is a murderer. But Jesus forgave the murderers and thieves at Golgotha at the time of crucifixion, why won’t our humanity allow us to forgive her? Hate the sin, love the sinner. Sentence her to prison for the rest of her life; let God be the judge – not us.
She has been convicted and could spend the rest of her life in prison. This is something she will have to face on a daily basis and deal with. She will have a much tougher sentence to spend life in prison then on death row. Statistics show that the amount of women on death row currently stands at 61 in the United States. As a person who has worked on death penalty cases, the majority would rather be on death row, then in population with other inmates for fear of the other inmates due to the crime they committed. The death penalty is not a choice that we as humans should have the choice to make to kill another human.
Jodi is dangerous and needs to be put away for life. However, she is clearly emotionally disturbed and suffering from some sort of mental illness. She is competent and is responsible for her acts so we are not talking an insanity defense. Life imprisonment with no chance of parole is the right sentence here. Her crime was horrific but clearly her mind is not running on all cylinders.
If she had a prior criminal history she should get the death penalty. There is no criminal history whatsoever of any kind. Therefore I think she should receive life in prison Without the possibility of parole. The other reason is she could not afford a defense attorney the caliber of Johnny Cochran. Money goes a long way in defending a person from death.
While I don't at all condone how the situation was handled, I can see evidence of emotional, physical, and sexual abuse that lead to her breakdown, which ultimately drove her to slay a former lover. While horrifying, I don't believe a person should be killed for something like this. Deranged serial killers should get the death penalty. In addition, punishing her family further for her mistake is unnecessary. I think justice has been done.
Ms. Jodi Arias requested an interview after the verdict. I believe, as manipulative and deceptive, used "reverse psychology" to gain sympathy from the world for wanting to be on death row and to die ASAP. She tried to convince the world she wants to "be free" with the ultimate price, and not spend the rest of her life in prison. She is playing the public like fools to gain notoriety as mentally ill.
Put her in prison. Let the other hardened female inmates deal with her. They'll take care of her at every opportunity. That's justice!
To deprive Jodi of the life she could have had (living death) is more just and more severe than the Death Penalty. Housing her within the penal system for the rest of her natural life is real punishment that costs much less than all the legal stuff that would go on during the many Appeal's that would follow. Once you are dead there is no more punishment and in this case punishment equates to Justice. Besides, we as Human Beings have advanced beyond the eye for an eye mentality. Some would say Jodi is a Mono Being devoid of empathy, conscious and a soul-religious connotation...
Everyone is born once and will be dead once. She committed a heinous crime and by no means her approach was right. She probably deserved more attention but left herself traumatized from Alexander's sexual behavior and extreme lewdness and possibly from other girls too. Probably Alexander was a love as well as a shock for her. She could not come out of the possibility of being ditched by her love. It appeared a very complicated and twisted love and sex relationship where subconscious mind of the brain played a huge role. It is probably simple to draw a curtain between life and death but it is not possible to give life to a dead person. By murdering another person one cannot give life or satisfaction to a dead person, so why to commit another crime?
The death penalty should be saved for serial killers and I believe it takes a strong person to forgive someone for taking a loved one from the world. We all will be judged by God one day and Jodi will answer to God. I know the family will move on with their lives and they will never forget Travis, but I would let her spend the rest of her life in prison and let God do the rest. God bless Travis and his family.
They had a rocky love sex relationship. He used and abused her and she lost it. Happens every day and is called a crime of passion. Not worthy of the death penalty. Save that for the really bad guys...The serial killers, baby raper killers. Jodi has been humiliated and hated more that anyone I've observed before. Let's put a stop to this senseless mob hate!
I don't want her to get the death penalty. She said she wants to get the death penalty and why give her something she wants after what she did? She should suffer behind bars where she deserves to pay the consequence. I will never like her ever again. Her ex was so nice and deserved better then getting killed. This is what I want.
She is not a psychopath she has mental problems. The media made her out to look like a psychopath to make more money for their shows. She never showed an ounce of anger throughout her trial. That is another fact that proves she is not a psychopath. She has schizophrenia!
Jodi Arias talked of suicide in her pre-teen years? THIS is a sign of mental instability. We have let countless people off the hook who have perpetrated far greater harm on "society" and have literally killed people in their wrong doing. Bernie Madoff sits in a country club jail after destroying hundreds of thousands of lives. Jodi Arias was a terrible danger to Travis, but is not a general "danger to society." I think she deserves life in prison and also think that this is a far worse punishment. Furthermore, I cannot even begin to assess the damage to criminal justice in Arizona where so MUCH resources went to the appropriating death for this sick woman! How many rapes, robberies, domestic violence cases have gone unprosecuted because the DA would not accept a life-in-prison plea deal. SOCIETY and Travis lost big time in this one.
Jodi Arias wants death, the easy way out. I would like her to spend the rest of her life in jail. Only 1 hour out of her cell. And I would like her to remember the pictures of what she did to Travis for the rest of her long jail time.
They dont want to see her or hear her...Lock her up and throw away the key.... She will appeal death for the next 10 + years... They will still see her, and hear her... The state will pay for those appeals.... The jury should have been sequestered..One juror got a DUI...This states court system is a joke.. I hope someone looks at this system and fixes it.
I do not believe in the death penalty. 2 wrongs do not make a right. Showing people that it is OK for a state to carry out death is the most hypocritical sick twisted mind set that only barbaric countries aspire to. Is this the level of humanity US wants to align themselves with. I feel Jodi Arias is mentally disturbed. Unfortunately not enough to claim insanity plea. And yet who that is sane could ever commit such a heinous murderous act. Will giving her the death penalty bring Travis back? Will it console hos family so much they themselves have blood on their hands and souls? I can't imagine wanting that. Only God has a right to "Wrath". In my mind I am horrified our society still has the death penalty on the table at all. Jodi is not right. Why? And the constant appeals that will go on and on and on. Jodi had a terrible lawyer. Juan Martinez is blood thirsty as is HLN. I am applaud at our society in general. Killing her is not going to bring Travis back. Or change what happened that horrific day of total inhumane insanity.
Yes it was a terrible act of murder with obvious brutality, but there have been many many worse cases which have not ended in death penalty. It was an act of murder put not an evil tortuous act; the premeditation bears no relevance to any death sentence, the decision would rest on how violent and cruel this act was. The natural horror of the slitting of the throat is obvious but there are many cases of more heinous murder and further which have not pursued a death sentence. An horrific tragic case for the family and friends of Mr Alexander.
BECAUSE SHE needs to at least be able to suffer..... Death is only a way out and we all know even when that happens shell have to face Travis again but that's after she dies, why not have her whole life just suffering in jail? Then suffer more when she dies. She'll have to pay for what she did. She ruined peoples life. Plus heres.. It's only right
Travis spoke with friends and family about Jodi stalking him. However, not only did he not take actions to stop this he continued to talk with her and have phone sex. Jodi showed up at his home uninvited at 3:00 AM. Travis did not call police, ask her to leave or run. Travis slept with Jodi and then had sex. Sorry, poke a tiger with a stick don't be surprised when you get bitten. This is not justification for Jodi's actions but should be considered mitigating factor for mercy.
There is no way for a modern and civilized society which claims to support the human rights to kill people as a punishment for criminal acts. Death penalty is cruel and inhumane. A society that carries out the DP is as guilty as the murderer. Not even that, the conditions an inmate has to face on death row (i.e. Isolation) over years are as cruel as the execution itself.
A life sentence without the possibility of parole is almost the same as the DP. It is a DP on rates. The existence of the inmate is without hope and without sense. It is good for nothing. Therefore for me there must be a purpose for sentencing criminals. The number one purpose that I see is to integrate criminals into society again, make them capable to leading a life without crimes. This has a lot do with granting a second chance and the attitude of forgiveness. Certainly there are people who are too dangerous to be granted a second chance. They have to stay behind bars until their end.
In JA's case there is no room for the DP (even if you support the DP in general). I can't get by all these statements that want to destroy her completely (fry her, grill her, let her rot, throw the key away, she is evil as evil can be, a monster and so on). Where does all this hate come from? For me, M1 is overcharged. There is no proof of premeditation. There is no proof that it was not self-defense. If at all, this was manslaughter.
And for the victim. I am really thinking of the pain that this loss means to his family. I don't think that he deserved to die, as no human being deserves to die in a way like that. But I can't get that the only way to get relief is to see JA put to death.
I'm really hoping that justice will be served. It won't be served with the DP or a life sentence without the possibility of parole.
Jodi Arias has been crucified by public opinion. This is not a serial killer. I have been following her trial and believe that a death penalty should be off the table. I agree with Dan Abrams. Jodi obviously is mentally unwell from the way she behaves such as the head stand, singing, smiling and so much else. This has shown some form of mental illness.
NOTHING justifies what she did and I am NOT a "Jodi-supporter", but I am a "truth supporter".
#1. Jodi is mentally defective.
#2. Travis lead her on, used her, and verbally/emotionally abused her (judging by his OWN words as I never believed a word Jodi said.)
#3. Why should taxpayers have to ante up millions MORE for the bloodthirsty revenge of the Travis-Taliban?
Ask yourself, too--- what kind of person, while masturbating, even ponders what a child sounds like having her first orgasm enough to compare it with what Jodi sounded like?
It is disturbing how many have justified Travis' obvious perversion as well as his emotional/verbal abuse!
Again, NONE of these things justify the murder BUT certainly are factors in whether or not Jodi should be put to death.
Simply, she did to Travis physically what he did to her emotionally.
He was a total jerk who is being made to be a saint. (Puke)
Over 30,000 murders in America this year alone and we have heard very little about them, WHAT MAKES TRAVIS AND HIS FAMILY MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE OTHERS?
The taxpayers are the losers here... For what? To execute a mentally defective, abused woman? (Again, I base the abuse on TRAVIS' OWN words, NOTHING Jodi said!)
Travis is no angel. If he truly didn't want any part of her, why would he consent to have sex with her moments before the murder? Also, if he truly were religious, why would he want to break one of the Ten Commandments? Are these commandments only there for convenience, only when it suits the believer? What's wrong with sending her to prison for life? She's doesn't even have a criminal history prior to the murder.
O.J Simpson for example killed two people and got away without even a prison sentence! What she did was wrong and unjust and she deserves to be punished but NOT with the death penalty. The death penalty should be given to serial killers and terrorists, Jodi Arias should get a lengthy prison sentence, but I dont think she should be executed.
As an Atheist, I surely believe that rotting in jail for the next 60 years will be far worse for her than her consciousness being instantly terminated. Honestly, if they released her altogether and she had to live in seclusion like Casey Anthony or Osama bin Laden, fearing for her safety at all times and being spit on in the streets it may be far worse yet.
She has no prior criminal history. She deserves to spend a long time in prison but should not be sentenced to death. Travis Alexander didn't deserve to die and he certainly no one deserves to die like he did. The fact that he was verbally and emotionally (possibly also physically and sexually) abusive to her is NOT an excuse but it is a factor that has to be taken into account. She was an abused, disturbed woman who did a horrific thing. She should be sentenced to Life but not given the death penalty.
This is just simply sad. Two lives lost over a bitter romance. They both could contributed to society and could do so much more with their lives. Travis Alexander stays in my mind however as a nightmare of boyfriend, manipulative, mentally abusive. If he stated, Jodi was the worst thing what ever happened to him, why did he continue to sleep with her?
On the other hand, his slaying is not an answer. A wise women would stand up for herself and remove her self from his company and never speak to him again. What brings me to the point, how seriously disturbed and troubled, Jodi mus be. She should be treated accordingly, as a person with mental issues. I'm ashamed by the conduct of the prosecutor. She should be punished for her heinous crime, but she didn't kill her own child for money, neither does she pose a treat to society. Travis Alexander wasn't a worthless person to deserve to be killed, bout he is certainly not a person worth to kill another human being...
Jodi Arias is one of the most heinous murderers in recent memory. Stabbing a man repeatedly, slitting his throat, then plugging a bullet in his head just to ensure he was dead are the acts of a psychopath. I am pretty sure her victim begged and pleaded and screamed and choked on his own blood. I'm also pretty sure she stood over him with that proverbial smirk of hers, leaned down and slit his throat ear-to-ear, smiling all the way. She's a monster. A heartless, soulless, cold-blooded murderer. But I don't think we need to join her ranks.
She is going to sit on death row for at least 12 years, spending every tax dollar she can. And all along the way, she'll preen and flirt and toy with the cameras. The press, much like they're doing now, will show up in droves to capture the glamour of every motion, every appeal, every new opportunity Jodi takes to get another stab wound into the victim's family. Wait - glamour? GLAMOR?
This woman has made a mockery of her own crime, and continues to enjoy herself immensely. The answer is not to allow her to coo and bat her eyes in front of the press as she sashays from this appeal to that one. The answer is to give her the punishment befitting her crime. A life without parole will land her squarely in the prison setting where she can contend with a life outside of the spotlight, where she cannot put out messages every day intended to cause further hurt and pain to the Alexander family. Lock her up. Throw away the keys... And cameras.
There is nothing in this case that is so extreme, such as killing or raping a child, that should account for the death penalty. It is a tragic murder where someone kills their former lover. It happens all the time and most people don't get the death penalty for it, the only reason it is considered for Jodi is because this is a national news story attracting a lot of attention.
I think her punishment would be more justified if she went to Prison for life and then she can suffer day in thinking just how cruel of a murder she did to Travis> No one has the right to put another person to death 2 wrongs don't make a right! Only God makes that Judgement and no I'm not a Holy roller But I believe in God!!! Sometimes When a young girl loves and is pushed aside they don't know where to go with the anger and I don't think murdering some one is right But all in all no one was actually in the apartment but them no matter how much they think they know!!!! Mental cruelty can be a lot worse than physical abuse!!! But that doesn't justify what she did Yes it was wrong on so many levels!! What made her snap!!!!!
No she should not be put to death! Make her suffer alive in herself!!
And needs to be in a mental institution forever (why on earth has no-one said this before). Travis was no saint (evidence shows), so let's not pretend he was, however, he did not deserve to be killed and she really needed to walk away and control her emotions like the rest of us have too but clearly she couldn't (because she is, in my opinion, clinically insane), come on look at the overkill, that's just complete and utter madness! The lies she told made it impossible to plead insanity and now looks like she will get the death penalty and I can bet you, she is still infatuated with him, so so tragic! Be careful who you sleep with and take your time getting to know someone...Guys...Before sleeping with them, use girls for sex and they may be truly insane!. This is beyond sad, if only they had left each other alone and just walked away!
She only killed once and to me the death penalty is supposed to be for the worst of the worst. She doesn't fit that description. We need to save it for people who are a threat to society and we don't know if she is. She may never kill again. Did she have any record of violent crime before? Possible 20-30 years in prison will change her.
We call ourselves a Christian nation? Why don't we practice what you preach and FORGIVE. Enough blood lust. Don't we have enough violence to saturate our senses? Why are you guys so adamant to kill this woman!? Just send her to LWP and get over yourselves. Those who call for her blood are more dangerous than the worst criminal behind bars.
The death penalty is just not right, it is the most premeditated murder possible, not to mention the mental torture that leads up to it. Americans can be so incredibly vindictive with some using phrases like "let him/ her burn in hell". Now if you believe in hell you presumably believe in heaven also. In That case the innocent victim would at least go to heaven, although sooner than expected. Would you then really want the culprit to suffer in hell for all eternity? I think not. Such a punishment would be insane. Also I think it is not fair to lay such a burden on someone else. No-one thinks about the executioner. What about him, what Will he say when he gets home to his wife? "Honey, I have had an interesting day, I just killed a man. What's for dinner"? Although you could argue that a man who takes on this job has no morals to begin with. I actually do understand why many Americans support capital punishment. I think it is in part a cultural thing. I suppose if you are born and raised in a country that uses capital punishment you are more likely to support it. People get used to things very easily. I have no doubt that many Americans are so used to having capital punishment that they just accept it as a matter of fact and never even ask themselves questions like: Is this actually a good thing to have? Is it beneficial in any way? Is it just? Do I want the State to have the power to kill someone? If they would, I am sure not all of them would still support it.
Even if she had a clear, mindful understanding that she was inflicting serious pain on Travis when she was killing him and there are aggravating factors that warrant the death penalty, capital punishment is the wrong answer in Jodi Arias' case. The death penalty is a better answer to some crimes committed by ('worse') people, e.G., the premeditated murder of a child.
And she most likely will. Her claims of self-defense do not really justify the sheer number and nature of the wounds her victim received. I doubt the jury will buy her defense, but I guess we'll see.
Travis Alexander deserved his life. Jodi was wrong for taking it and should pay with life in prison with no chance of parole.
I do not know what Travis would have wanted, but I do know that murder is wrong in any shape or form.
Jodi is indeed a danger to society, she is guilty of murder in a cruel manner. But she is still a person who does not deserve murder, just as Travis did not deserve to be murdered.
"Capital punishment is the most premeditated of murders."
-Albert Camus, French philosopher
Although many crimes committed by human beings are heinous, sometimes gruesome, unforgettable and lifechanging for victims and survivors, so is capital punishment. A society that uses the death penalty as punishment or vengeance is BARBARIC, INHUMANE and SOULLESS. That society is no better, possibly worse, than the person who commits a crime.
Travis Alexander did not deserve to die. However, nor does Jodi Arias deserve to die at the hand of our society.
As a Borderline personality, Jody's illness should be taken into consideration in factoring in a life or death sentence. Her deed was horrifying, but I feel that her untreated illness warrants a lesser sentence than death. Abandonment issues and lack of her own self worth caused her to commit this brutality because her identity was based on her future life with the man she murdered.