Jodi Arias Murder Trial Continues
The trial continues for a woman who once lived in Palm Desert and is now accused of brutally murdering her ex-boyfriend in a jealous rage. Video by kmir6.comvideo
The trial continues for a woman who once lived in Palm Desert and is now accused of brutally murdering her ex-boyfriend in a jealous rage.
Jodi Arias admitted to killing Travis Alexander in his Phoenix home in 2008, but she says it was in self defense.
On Wednesday, the Arizona courtroom was shocked when the prosecution held up a picture of Alexander's slashed throat.
"Actually I got back together with him because I understood that he had not cheated and that I had gotten faulty information," said Alexander's ex-girlfriend, Lisa Daidone.
Daidone said Alexander cheated on her with Jodi Arias.
The prosecution then went for the gruesome photo of Travis Alexander.
"And how you feel and how you know of the circumstances that you were in, with regard to exhibit 205, do you think in your mind, because you were the one experiencing... objection...what do you think... objection."
A recess was called with the courtroom shaken, and Arias appeared emotional as well.
Before moving to Arizona, Arias lived in Palm Desert Country Club with a different boyfriend who testified on Tuesday.
A former neighbor told us Arias seemed like a sweet, young lady, and she was shocked when she heard about the murder.
But during this trial, the prosecution showed pictures off a recovered camera of both Alexander and Arias naked, then Alexender in the shower and then dead in the bathroom.
He was stabbed nearly 30 times and shot in the head.
The prosecution says Alexander was murdered in a jealous rage.
"When they were together, to me they were dating, but there were some issues they were still working out and so I didn't ask a lot of questions about it," said Alexander's former roommate.
But the defense says Alexander was abusive and the killing was in self defense.
"Do you remember Travis ever apologizing to you for scaring you with his tenor," asked the defense.
Daidone replied, "The only time I recall was just one time."
The prosecution rested their case earlier this month.
"Did you ever refer to Jodi Arias as a stalker of Travis Alexander?" was one of the juror questions.
Daidone responded, "Yes."
Jodi Arias could become the fourth woman on Arizona's death row if she's convicted of killing Travis Alexander.