Background of the crime:
Jodi Arias and Travis Alexander had an on-again and off-again relationship with each other from February 2007 to June 2007, but they had known each other since 2006 and only had a sexual relationship. Travis and Jodi had broken up and remained “close” friends with each other; he informed Jodi that he was taking another woman on vacation with him. Her anger got the best of her on June 4, 2008 when she arrived at his house in Mesa, Arizona to surprise him and they agreed to sleep with each other again before he left with his new friend. He was in the shower getting ready for their night when she came into the bathroom with a camera to take pictures, what he didn’t know was that those were his last moments.
The cause of the death was jealousy and anger of the new girlfriend and the break up that happened the previous year. Jodi came into the bathroom with a camera to take pictures of Travis. She took a few pictures while taking them she was tricking him. Finally, she stabbed him multiple times on the body and eventually shot him. Most medical examiners believed he was stabbed, shot dead, and then stabbed again. There was recorded by one examiner 27 stab wounds, and by another 29 stab wounds so there really isn’t a definite number. He did get his throat sliced and a common carotid cut. It was known he tried to use self-defense because he had defense wounds on his hands. Jodi then left him there and started covering her tracks. On June 9, 2008 one of Travis’s friends came to the house and found his body in the shower dead.
History of the time period:
In 2008 when this occurred Obama became the first black president of the United States. He was elected in 2007 but started his term in 2008. Also, in 2008 the stock market started going downhill and houses started foreclosing. In 2008 the war in Iraq was still going on from 9-11. It is not known that anything that happened in the world during 2008 influenced Jodi Arias to...
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