I fully believe she went over there to try to convince him to take her to Cancun with him. I believe (of course I could be wrong) that she had a plan in her mind, that if he agreed to take her, perhaps he'd be alive but that she also formulated a plan to kill him if he didn't agree.
I lost a little faith in the justice system after Casey Anthony but I really think the jury will get it right in this case. Even if they ignore all the lies & outrageous stories, there are SO many things, forensic wise, that show this wasn't self defense.
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Yes, she killed him but absolutely no way was it self defense. She said zip about the "abuse" until she realized they weren't buying the other stories. One thing I find partucularly telling was the absolute lack of 911 calls after the supposed burglary. When she was telling that one, she never mentioned even thinking about calling the police, either right after or any time after that.
I wonder what her story will change to when she finally gets it through her head that her self defense excuse isn't flying.
All affairs are variations on a theme. No one has 'Beethoven's 5th' to everyone else's 'Chopsticks'.
You are SO right about the not calling 911 after version 2 of her story. Her 1st version was that the last time she saw Travis was in April (LIE!), then while being interrogated, she learned the police had evidence of her being there so version 2 was the burglar story. Then, when that didn't fly, version 3 came out..the he was an abuser & she killed him in self defense. SMH.
She's up there on the stand saying how she was in a "fog" after she killed him & doesn't remember anything but she purposely turned her license plate upside down so she'd either be pulled over or it would be caught on camera & she'd have an alibi about where she was. Come ON! She was obviously thinking quite clearly after she killed him..covering her ass. Makes me ill!
The inconsistancy in ALL her stories and the number and types of wounds all point to her having planned it out. That's capital murder and subject to the death penalty. Like I said before, just the wounds made me doubt both the burglary story and the self defense story.
She hated Travis for whatever reasons. The number of stab wounds shows it. You don't stab someone that many times unless you *really* hate them with a passion.
And yes, TA did have defense wounds. Deep, deep cuts on his hands.
She obviously shot him AFTER the stabbing. They showed a expelled gun casing laying on the bathroom floor, clean and shiny, laying on TOP of a pool of blood.
Accidentally or on purpose, who's gonna be able to then body slam someone onto the floor after getting a bullet in the head.
AND she is totally lying about the "body slam." She claimed she "had the wind knocked out of her." then when asked if she had a hard time breathing she said, "I don't remember that....just trying to get away."
Well, anyone who has ever had the wind knocked out of them NEVER forgets that helpless paralyzing feeling while laying on the ground GASPING for breath. The recovery seems to take FOREVER and you're sure you're going to die. The last thing you are doing is running.
Yes, I also believe she went out there for the purpose of killing him. She took the gun, purposely did NOT buy gas in AZ. She rented a car, removed the license plates, pretended that "her phone went dead" when I think she shut it off as to not have detection.
She got there and found that not even her sexual callistenics couldn't convince him to take her with him to Cancun.
She then manipulated him through compliments on his workout results to allow her to take photos of him in the shower. That last shot before the death shots TOTALLY show how vulnerable he was. He was sitting on the shower floor with his knees drawn up this chest, naked, with water running all over him. That last shot shows this AND her foot because she is right outside the shower.
She attacked him with the knife right there. Can you imagine? Being soaking wet, naked and sitting on slippery TILE. And then you have to defend yourself from someone wielding a knife? No matter how "tiny" that person is, you are going to lose that fight.
Apparently he did fight (defensive wounds) and did get out of the shower. He ran down the hall, but didn't get very far. From the blood evidence, he either fell or collapsed within a few feet.
Then she DRAGGED him back to the shower stall and shot him in the face.
Then she heads off to "grind" on some other guy shemet on the internet. But she does stop in the desert to wash the blood off her hands with some bottled water she had in the trunk. And she changes her clothes.
Then she began leaving the voice mails.
Then she sends flowers to his grandma. Iris' to represent the name of the daughter they would have had someday.
Then the interviews!!
I just wanted to mention the Casey Anthony trial. I was outraged abut it too. But I blame the prosecution for that debacle. They did a horrible job. We all KNOW that she killed that precious child. But you can't charge someone based on that. There MUST be evidence. And juries are far less likely to convict on 1st degree murder with special circumstances that involve the death penalty unless there is STRONG evidence.They should have charged her with a lessor offense. JMHO.
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Jodi Arias, OTOH, is digging her own grave, becoming the prosecution's star witness. I'd bet she's starting to regret going with the self defense story now. She can't adequately explain why her cell "went dead" before she entered Arizona, she can't explain why she rented a car instead of driving her own and she sure as hell can't explain why she left a VM *and* sent an e-mail when she knew he was dead.
She's toast and her tears will be genuine once the verdict comes down sending her to prison and possibly to the table with all the needles.
[This message edited by Clarrissa at 12:18 AM, March 4th (Monday)]
I don't think we'll see a Casey Anthony repeat, but I never say never anymore. Even my H, who refused to watch the CA trial with me, when the not guilty verdict came out, he said "REALLY!!? She's guilty as sin!"
I quite enjoyed watching the prosecutor work his magic over the past week. I'm completely dreading listening to her attorney again tomorrow as he does his rebuttal. UGH.
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So you start on TruTV and then switch to HLN. It will depend where you are in the country too. I am in Iowa, so I am a few hours off from Arizona.
FWIW, I dvr the whole thing so I can whiz through the commercials.
[This message edited by sadtoo at 2:41 PM, March 4th (Monday)]
I have had several different television services. And as long as your have TruTV and HLN in your lineup, you'll get the trial.
It's a snoozefest.
Puh-leeze. She had a "relationship" with the guy. Big freakin' deal. Billions of people on earth do it every day. And in much kinkier ways than his "deviance". I have yet to see/hear anything that justified a shot to the face and 27 stab wounds.
What is the relevance of his prior girlfriend(s) and/or his experience and/or whether or not they were church members? Can we please get back on track Defense? Or is that the point? To fill everyone's heads with irrelevant stuff so we forget the tiny little murder detail?
She stopped short of calling it rape.
She is unbelievable.