Charles Martel linked an article about Jodi Arias, a woman who felt “used” by her lover, and subsequently terminated him with extreme prejudice, shooting him in the face while he was taking a shower, cutting his throat, and then stabbing him nearly 30 times.
The lover, Travis Alexander, was engaged in a purely physical relationship with Ms. Arias that she says made her feel “like a prostitute.”
Arias, 32, recalled one occasion at a banquet in Oklahoma City, where she hid in a bathroom to cry after she saw Alexander flirting with a woman who was wearing a revealing dress.
“I didn’t think the behavior was appropriate … It hurt my feelings … I was appalled that he was doing it in front of me.”
Arias said her lover never introduced her as his girlfriend, but gave her a Valentine’s Day present of a T-shirt reading “Travis Alexander’s” and pink shorts with “Travis” printed on them – which were admitted as evidence in court.
On the second day of testimony on Tuesday, Arias had detailed meeting Alexander at an insurance convention in Las Vegas in the fall of 2006, at a time when she was in another relationship.
Describing their first kiss in response to questions from defense attorney Kirk Nurmi, she said: “He got right in my face, maybe four inches, five,” adding, “He licked his lips and said ‘I wish you didn’t have a boyfriend.’”
Alexander had been dead for five days when he was found with a slit throat, a bullet wound in his head and 27 stab wounds, the Arizona Republic newspaper reported. His death was connected to Arias after sexually explicit photos were found on the memory card of his camera.
This case confirms Heartiste’s observation that love and hate are not opposite emotions:
… I will say this, it’s better to have a pissed off ex than an indifferent ex. Indifference, not hate, is the opposite of love. An angry ex can be gamed into a hatefuck, but an indifferent ex is already hopping on fresh cock. You are yesterday’s news.
So true, but one would hope she isn’t as pissed off as Jodi Arias…
The murder is almost five years old, but the case is news because Arias faces the death penalty. She is admitting to killing Mr. Alexander, but says that his “emotional abuse” is a mitigating factor.
Perhaps, but who would take mercy on a man who murdered a woman for marrying and then leaving him to gain some material advantage?
It will be interesting to see what the jury decides in this case. My suspicion is that she’ll be spared the death penalty if there are younger women on the jury, and maybe even if there are not.
For whatever reason, people think it’s nothing serious when a woman takes advantage of a man, but they feel sorry for women who are used in a similar manner.