Thursday, March 21, 2013

Video Of Arias Arrest Shows More Bizarre Behavior

After another abbreviated court day yesterday, additional video footage was released from the day Jodi Arias was arrested and handcuffed by Detective Esteban Flores. We have already seen Arias' odd behavior during interrogation videos where she appears to do yoga stretches in her chair, and more recently when she is left alone in the interrogation room she rifles through a garbage can, scolds herself for not applying her makeup, sings a Dido song and laughs to herself in an evil and chilling manner. This is one odd woman.

**UPDATE** I'm trying to locate the piece of footage I described in this post. It was shown on Jane Valez-Mitchell's show last night, and on her webpage they refer to it as "hours of new interrogation video released", but the clip they attached to it is JVM and her guests talking about the new clip. I'm determined to find this online for you, and will post a link as soon as I find it. It was shown last night on JVM and it's worth finding. I had never seen the footage before, and it's the first time she is seen sporting handcuffs. 

New video footage emerged yesterday of the moment when Arias is informed by Detective Flores that she has been indicted for first degree murder. She asks Flores "so everybody will know now?" and "will this be reported on the news tonight?" - and she seemed very concerned if the Alexander family knew she was being arrested. She asked Detective Flores if he had spoken to Travis' family - he told her that they had been calling every day, but they had not yet been informed of her suspected involvement.

Arias is handcuffed and left alone in the room. She can be seen sitting indian style on the floor, with her hands cuffed behind her back - when she begins flipping her hair to fluff it up. When Detective Flores returns, during her sobbing she asks him if she can "clean herself up" before they take her to be booked into jail! So here's a woman who has just been informed that a grand jury indicted her on the first degree murder of a person she described as her best friend and ex boyfriend, and her first concern is her physical appearance. This speaks volumes about the narcissistic personality of Jodi Arias. She knows the jig is up, and Travis Alexander's friends and family will soon know the truth about her. Unfortunately, his friends were right to be concerned about Travis' involvement with Jodi Arias. Now they would all know, she could no longer blend in with his grieving family and friends. She was the monster who did this to him.

A woman who worked at Pre Paid Legal and knew Travis Alexander was interviewed last night on one of the HLN shows, and she told a disturbing story of an encounter she had with Jodi Arias at a PPL event. Her name is Clancy Talbot, and she was a colleague and friend of Travis who lives in Salt Lake City. During one of the many PPL events we've heard about during this trial, she and Travis had an innocent interaction in which Travis helped Talbot to her table. The following day, Jodi Arias managed to isolate Talbot in the ladies room, and she told her in no uncertain terms that "Travis was hers" and she wanted her to know that she and Travis were an item. Clancy Talbot said she had always had a bad feeling about Jodi Arias, even prior to this encounter. She says Arias blocked the exit door of the restroom until she was done basically telling Talbot that Travis was off limits.

Clancy Talbot was amazed at how Jodi Arias was able to follow her into that ladies restroom, which was on a floor reserved for "Directors" - Arias clearly was not anywhere near that level in PPL, but Travis was. She claims Arias was very jealous of all of Travis' friends, both male and female but especially his female friends. When asked what she thought about Arias's court room demeanor versus the Jodi Arias she knew before her arrest, she said that the portrayal of Arias as someone who has low self esteem and non-confrontational is false. She referred to her as an effective manipulator who can hold her own.  Interesting to hear from people who have interacted with Jodi Arias with Travis Alexander - it gives a more true and accurate description of who she is and how she behaved in their relationship. Talbot was on the Prosecution's witness list, but wasn't called. This may be why we haven't heard from her until now. 

It's been interesting to see the new interrogation footage, I'm not sure why it's coming out piece by piece as it has. Each clip seems to be even odder than the last! Why is the jury only seeing parts of this footage? Did the judge deem it to be too prejudicial, with Arias so concerned with the way she looks for her booking photo - and her various yoga poses, standing on her head, rifling through the trash, talking and singing to herself and that evil cackle of a laugh has to be the most chilling part of it all. The footage makes her look like she has absolutely no remorse about what she did, and I don't believe she is remorseful to this day. If she wasn't going to be able to have Travis, there's no way she was going to let anybody else have him. Especially not Marie Hall. She told the detective that "Travis was desperate to get married" during the 7/15/08 interrogation, and she knew by her experience and conversations with him, through the content on his blog and through his friends that she was not a viable option to be his wife.

When she realized that Travis was not going to change his mind about his travel plans and he would be spending time alone with another woman - a woman who was more wife material than she was, she came undone. She wouldn't have been able to handle those days and those nights thinking about what he was doing in Cancun Mexico with a woman she knew he had an interest in. Those thoughts consumed her and drove her to the murderous rage that claimed the life of Travis Alexander. Jodi Arias killed him and never looked back. She continued on her trip to Utah, as if nothing happened. She would likely be on to the next man, had she not been arrested and indicted for murder. Better to have Travis dead and gone than to worry and wonder about who he is sharing his time and his life with. In a way, killing him finally set her free. Her freedom was short lived. Was it worth it?


20 comments:

  1. Is it possible to get the link to the new footage you mentioned? I can't find it anywhere... Thanks!

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    1. Aaron,
      I am posting a link I found - this was shown on Jane Valez Mitchells show last night. I believe it's part of the same "headstand" video, just another piece that was released:

      http://www.hlntv.com/video/2013/03/20/did-jodi-arias-admit-motive-murder

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    2. Aaron,
      If this link doesn't work for you, you should be able to find it at www.hlntv.com/show/jane-valez-mitchell. I believe the headline is "Did Jodi Arias Admit Motive For Murder". In the clip they released, she says something about Travis being desperate to get married. They were talking about this possibly being a motive for murder. Thanks!

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    3. Thanks Forte. The video didn't show it but when I have more time tonight I'll look through Mitchell's vids and post it if I find it. Interesting stuff for sure.

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  2. I'm very puzzled about both of the snips of the interrogation video. Dr Drew made a comment "that there is hours of it that HLN just received." The only entities that would access to the taped interrogation would be the prosecution and the defense and of course the Mesa Police so which one has released it to HLN? And why if they have access to it can't the entire tape be released to the public?

    Both of the interactions that Clancy Talbot spoke of are chilling. It's disturbing that even though she was on the prosecution's witness list that she was not used. I'm sick of hearing schlock doc continue to blabber about JA's low self esteem and inability to be assertive. She was beyond assertive--her baseline communication style was confrontative. No doubt about.

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    1. Hi NancyB,
      I'm determined to find this clip and post the link...they showed a little piece of it again last night, also showed Jodi speaking with a female officer after she was placed under arrest. The only way I can tell which day the clips are from is to look at her clothing! I have no idea why this stuff is being "released" in pieces, but I thought I heard the attorney/guests on one of the HLN shows talking about some of Arias's behavior being too prejudicial to show the jury? The judge may have gone through the footage and decided what could be submitted as evidence and what lacked probative value? Who knows - it seems HLN is really stretching their coverage out on this trial. It's sort of annoying that we seem to only hear one jury question/answer and then have to listen through 5 minutes of commercials. They have managed to stretch out the court proceedings from the time is starts until well through to Nancy Grace's time slot!! I wish In Session was still broadcasting - it was more continuous live coverage instead of all of the commercial breaks. I'll see if I can find the clip you are interested in. Enjoy your weekend NancyB!

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  3. I want to see the portion of the interrogation video where she specifically asks Det Flores to see the crime scene and autopsy photos.

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    1. Hi NancyB,
      In the clips they showed last night, she asked to see the crime scene photos, but Det. Flores won't let her. This has to be part of the same 7/15/08 tape they've been showing, they have hours of video but haven't released it all. In this clip, they actually show her being handcuffed and she reacts by asking if this is going to be on the news that same night! She sits on the floor and flips her hair. She was still in street clothes, so it has to be 7/15 - also, Det Flores walked in and informed her she had been indicted. I'd never seen this before! Prior to her being cuffed, at some point they are sitting at the table and she asks to see the photos - calling it morbid curiosity or something to that effect. It may be on this clip from JVM's show, since this is where I saw it on TV last night:
      http://www.hlntv.com/video/2013/03/20/did-jodi-arias-admit-motive-murder

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  4. I don't know if you heard about the "eye Reflection", but
    someone mentioned it on CNN. Sometimes with the right
    lighting or flash, you can see can the person taking the
    photo in the subjects eye.Photographers say it ruins the
    picture, but in this case it could help solve what she had in
    her hands, when the pics at 5:29:12 PM & at 5:29:20 PM
    The fear in that picture says it all.

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    1. Anonymous (11:41AM),
      In a few of the shower photos, I can't see a time/date stamp but I believe they are shown in chronological order. That last photo of him staring into the camera is a little unnerving. He does look frightened, or at the very least he looks serious in a way the other photos don't depict. She had to have attacked him while he was cornered in that shower - otherwise, with their difference in size, she would've been injured. All the defensive wounds to his hands show he was trapped and unable to escape when this attack began. I think Arias underestimated how much force would be needed to bring a man Travis's size down and she just kept stabbing and slashing him until he stopped moving. I honestly think she is relieved that Travis is gone. Now she doesn't have to live with the pain of thinking he's with another woman. Thanks for commenting!

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  5. Thanks for the awesome blog!!

    Sue

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    1. Sue,
      Thank you for your kind words. I appreciate the feedback and I honestly wasn't expecting many people to stumble onto this blog or to leave so many great comments. It's been great to have people to talk to about this trial and hear other opinions and insights. Have a great day!

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  6. I just took a close look in Travis's eyes. In one I could see a reflection of her legs.....but I couldn't see much clearly. I hope the police have done that. The fear on his face is horrible. If that is when she first stabbed him, and I think considering the times on the photos it had to be, think about the fact that she is taking photos and stabbing. That is so sick.

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    1. Unknown,
      So many people have made similar comments about a reflection in one of those photos. I personally haven't noticed a reflection, but I did notice a sharp/shiny object in the corner of one of the photos of the shower where Travis's leg and arm can be seen. Wondering if that is the knife or even the gun?

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    2. Hi My Forte, yes, I saw that, too. It does look like the barrel of a gun. At least it is a possibility. I agree with what you said about Travis' defensive wounds on his hands. I think she trapped him in the shower. I also think she is relieved that he will never be with another woman.

      A couple of the photos don't show time stamps....or I haven't been able to find them. I have read a lot of articles, though, searching for that information. The photo of him staring out with the serious look on his face was taken at 5:29:20 and then the photo of him down and bloody....probably dead...was taken at 5:32:16. So three minutes max. That is one of the reasons Arias' scenario is impossible. You may have written about that already. It is a solid, indisputable piece of evidence. The stabbing alone would take that long. Please excuse if this has already all been said....I haven't had a chance to read all your pages yet.

      Sue/unknown. : )

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  7. I heard that Jodi gave someone in court "the finger" yesterday? I'm still looking for video of it, but so far no luck...did anyone else see this?

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    1. Anonymous (3/22/13 at 5:39AM),
      Really? I hadn't heard that, but other people noticed the same thing because there are more comments on the same topic! Didn't Lindsay Lohan do the same thing during one of her court appearances? She also had a message for the judge painted on her fingernails, remember that?

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  8. Yes, it appears she gave the bird to Richard Samuels,
    like she was resting her head on her hand when she did it.
    She must not be happy with his testimony with Juan.

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    1. Anonymous (3/22/13 at 6:25AM),
      Wow, you are the second person to comment on this observation! I wonder why she would do that? Samuels seems to be a fierce supporter of Jodi Arias, so why would she do something like that? Maybe she's pissed that his reports were full of errors and omissions??

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  9. I found couple of links. Here are a bunch of photos. The crime scene, the murder, some with time stamps.

    http://s1287.photobucket.com/user/geevees/media/52920_zpsc3945da1.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0

    This one is great...someone put together a video with the shots in real time:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEEW7S16o0c

    Again, sorry if this is up here already. I have a lot of reading to do. : )

    I have heard about the finger incident, too....but haven't been able to find it.

    My Forte, thanks again for the blog. Your writing is so good and I love your readers/commenters, too.

    Sue

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