Jodi Arias discusses how her pious Mormon ex-boyfriend would not compromise on how he envisaged marriage before she killed him 12 years ago.
Travis Alexander was killed in his home in Arizona in 2008 and in one ABC 20/20 special loved ones tell how the 29-year-old’s relationship with Arias was a compromise in itself.
Arias says in images from an interview never seen before that Alexander was “very open” about his idea of the perfect union, but was not flexible in his views.
“He was very open about how he wanted his life and how he wanted his marriage to be, so there would be no compromises,” says Arias in a 2008 clip.
Jodi Arias says in a 2008 interview that former boyfriend Travis Alexander “was very open about how he wanted his life and how he wanted his marriage.”
In the images broadcast on 20/20 Friday, she says “there would be no compromises” for the devout Mormon
Several people who were close to Alexander said during the two-hour special broadcast day that his relationship with Arias was completely different than before.
The victim’s brother, Steven Alexander, says, “Jodi was the first person I ever heard of that he was dating and not a Mormon.”
Killer Girlfriend: The Jodi Arias Story author Brian Skoloff tells how Alexander’s relationship with the woman who stabbed him and shot him was a complete contrast to what he was used to.
“She was extraordinarily sensual and sexual, and Travis felt very attracted to it because he was not used to it with the women with whom he had previously dated the Mormon faith,” Skoloff says in the special.
Friend Chris Hughes is one of many people who say that despite the fact that Mormon teachings were not sex before marriage, that was not the case for Alexander and Jodi.
Nancy Grace describes their relationship as ‘white hot’ and another friend says ‘she was his kryptonite’.
The victim’s brother, Steven Alexander (left), says, “Jodi was the first person I ever heard of that he was dating and not a Mormon.” Killer Girlfriend: The Jodi Arias Story author Brian Skoloff (right) tells how Alexander’s relationship was a complete contrast to what he was used to
They enjoyed a ‘sensual and sexual’ relationship that Alexander was very attracted to because he was not used to women with whom he had previously dated
The program also reveals how Alexander’s friends warned Arias was obsessed with him and feared that they would find him “cut to pieces.”
Arias, now 37, has been in jail for 12 years for a life sentence after being convicted of killing Alexander, who was a motivational speaker.
He was found dead by his friends with a bullet wound in the face, a cut in the throat and almost 30 stab wounds over his body.
Salacious and violent details about the five-month relationship between Arias and Alexander later emerged during her murder trial.
Friends described their first connection as immediate, but say they quickly began to notice red flags regarding Arias, who at the time was a blonde, ambitious photographer, including how she was in love and possessed by him.
Alexander’s friends say they were worried about his safety when his five-month relationship with Arias became more poisonous and volatile.
“I started seeing things that were just disturbing,” Sky Lovingier Hughes said.
“I said,” Travis, I’m afraid we’ll find your minced meat in her freezer. ” From the outset she was completely obsessed with him. ”
They noticed that Arias would remain outside the bathroom door while Alexander was inside, eavesdropping on his conversations and going through his cell phone, emails and social media.
Arias would also forward himself e-mails that Alexander had exchanged with other women, according to his friends.
Jodi Arias, now 37, has been in jail for 12 years for a life sentence after being convicted in 2008 of murdering 29-year-old Travis Alexander in his home in Arizona after a toxic relationship. She has been pictured in 2015 in court
Sky Lovingier Hughes (above) is one of his friends who has since spoken in interviews with ABC’s 20/20 about the powerful relationship between Arias and Alexander and how they warned him that his ex-girlfriend was dangerous
Lovingier Hughes and her then husband, Chris Hughes, said they would eventually sit down and warn him that they thought Arias was dangerous.
“Suddenly I felt this cold feeling coming over me and I knew she was outside our door … I turned to them and pointed to the door and I said,” She’s out there, “said Lovingier Hughes.
Alexander, who had rejected their concerns, suddenly opened the door and was confronted with Arias.
His friends said the look in her eyes was “bad.”
“There was anger in her eyes … Sky and I are very scared right now. She can burn our house down, you know, with all of us in it, “Hughes said.
Alexander ended his relationship with Arias after five months, but friends say she then moved to Arizona and would appear at his home announced.
He sought relationships with other women, but his friends did not know that he still texted Arias and had phone sex with her.
In 2008 he was meant to go to Mexico with the Hughes and a Mormon woman he saw at the time.
After his friends had not heard from him for five days, they went to his house and discovered his body.
The process turned into a media circus because salacious and violent details about the relationship of Arias and Alexander, as well as images of the violent crime scene, were broadcast worldwide
Alexander, a motivational speaker and devout Mormon, was found dead by his friends with a bullet wound in the face, a cut in the throat and almost 30 stab wounds over his body
Arias was accused of violently attacking Alexander in a jealous rage after he had planned the trip to Mexico with the other woman.
After the murder, Arias fled and drove to Utah to meet another romantic interest before being arrested weeks later.
She initially denied any involvement in the brutal murder, but later claimed that she had killed him in self-defense after he attacked her.
In an interview with the police, Arias denied killing Alexander and said she was on a road trip in Utah at the time.
Arias had been actively in the spotlight since her arrest in 2008
“There is no reason for that,” she said. “There is no reason why. There is no reason I would ever want to hurt him. “
In the same interrogation, Arias was recorded on camera while doing yoga and handstands when she was left alone in the room.
The police then presented her with evidence that she had been to Alexander’s house on the day he was killed.
A camera in Alexander’s washing machine contained deleted photos of her nude in his bed. The police have also discovered photos that were taken by accident and show the naked body of Alexander in the shower after he was attacked.
When Arias realized that the police would show her the pictures, she said, “I am not a murderer, but if I were, I would wear gloves or try to wash him or something.”
Arias had been actively in the spotlight since her arrest in 2008 with several television interviews.
During the TV interviews, she told a bizarre story of masked invaders who invaded the house and murdered Alexander while she recoiled in fear.
She was also on the witness stand for several weeks during her trial in 2013.
The process turned into a media circus because salacious and violent details about the relationship of Arias and Alexander, as well as images of the violent crime scene, were broadcast worldwide.
She did TV interviews after her arrest and was on the witness stand for several weeks during her trial in 2013
From a police interview, images emerged that showed that Arias initially claimed that she was not behind the brutal murder. She was later seen in the interview room and did bizarre backbends, singing and handstands
The guilt phase of the Arias trial ended in 2013 with jurors who sentenced her but were stuck on punishment. A second sentencing process ended in early 2015 with a new stalemate, as a result of which a judge sentenced Arias to life imprisonment.
The friends have spoken while Arias appeals against her conviction for murder, arguing that she has not been entitled to a fair trial due to the misconduct of a public prosecutor and the failure of a judge to report during the salacious case to check.
Arias lawyers said that the public prosecutor Juan Martinez wrongly interrogated witnesses, courted journalists, and ignored court rulings by repeating questions after the judge rejected them.
They also said Judge Sherry Stephens had news organizations turn the process into a “circus-like atmosphere,” and slowly restricted journalists even when they broke the media reporting rules.
Terry Crist, a lawyer for the Attorney General’s office in Arizona, said in court reports that the publicity did not cause prejudice against Arias, but acknowledged cases in which Martinez argued with Arias and a psychotherapist who testified on her behalf.
Crist said when jury members came up during the trial, jury members repeatedly said they had not seen the coverage of the case and could remain honest and impartial.
Crist said Arias generated publicity by giving TV interviews before the trial and speaking to a reporter on the day of her guilty verdict, even though her lawyers did not want her to do so.
A lawyer who defended the conviction on behalf of the state said the overwhelming evidence of Arias’ guilt outweighs mistakes made by the prosecutor who won the case.