Skip to main content

Is Jodi Arias Making More Behind Bars Than She Did On The Outside?

In another sickening revelation, it appears accused murderer Jodi Arias' art work is selling so well that she has announced on her website that "100 Limited Edition Reprints" a sketch called "Hourless" is coming soon. Is this a disgusting display of pure greed, or has Jodi Arias finally found the success from behind bars that alluded her as a free woman?  It has been reported that eBay banned the sales of Arias artwork after several pieces sold caused public outrage, but Arias who has taken to Twitter said that the eBay ban has only increased the value of her art! According to her website, authenticity of true Arias artwork comes via her right thumbprint. Seems her left palmprint is what started this whole thing Ms. Arias.

I'm sure the Alexander family is more concerned with getting through the criminal murder trial before pursing a potential wrongful death case against Jodi Arias, but I hope they eventually do. Arias has shown she does have some artistic talents - however, we all know she would not be fetching a reported $2,000 - $3,000 per piece if NOT for the notoriety of her savage crime. Arias has been able to effectly get around her lack of computer access by having a friend or supporter run her website, which I refuse to name in this post. It's not hard to find, but I wouldn't honor it with another page views. The site links to the other Arias supporter website but both accept donations!

If there is nothing that legally prevent Arias from profiting from her crime while behind bars, what can we as a society do to thwart the shameless greed? All we can do is boycott anything Arias related and limit the buyers to those who collect "murderabilia" and the like. While the Alexander siblings suffer, Arias who claimed to be selling her sketches to help pay her family's travel expenses during the trial - has just become outright greedy. While the taxpayers are footing the bill for a $1.4 million dollar trial for Arias, she is making thousands of (unreported) dollars through art sales and other online donations?  I.R.S., are you hearing this? Unreported income.

I don't know what else to say. I'm sickened, I'm saddened and I wish the jury were privy to the shameless profiteering of this murder defendant. They will likely never know, unless it's brought forth in the mitigation or sentencing phase. It looks like Jodi Arias got a little taste of "fame" or rather "infamy" and she now seemingly can't get enough of it. Tweets and a website, all from behind bars. Looks like Arias has found the success that she's always dreamed of. I wouldn't be surprised to find copies of her journals up for sale next. All I can say is "Wrongful Death Suit". Please.

Comments

  1. This totally infuriates me!

    From a fox article:

    Her mother, Sandra Arias, said the site is, indeed, Jodi’s. The money is being used to help pay for family expenses while attending the trial, she said.

    Asked if the drawings are selling well, Sandra Arias replied, “Oh yeah.”

    She declined to discuss it further.

    The site claims to have sold several pieces, including a drawing of Frank Sinatra for $1,075. One piece is being offered for $2,000, shipping included.

    No law prevents Arias from profiting from her notoriety given she hasn’t been convicted of a crime.

    Sgt. Brandon Jones of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office said inmates aren’t allowed to sell items while incarcerated and don’t have access to computers.

    However, Jones added, she has access to pencils and paper and there is nothing to prevent Arias from using a third party to sell her work.

    “She could draw those pictures, but I can’t tell you whether they are truly hers or whether this is someone trying to make money off her,” Jones said.

    He also said the sheriff’s office just learned of a Twitter account bearing Arias’ name and is examining its options for confronting the situation.

    “This doesn’t sit well with us,” Jones said.

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/04/11/accused-killer-turned-artist-jodi-arias-sells-are-for-money-from-jail-mother/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+foxnews%2Fnational+(Internal+-+US+Latest+-+Text)#ixzz2R4czBXvU

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. NancyB (4/21 @ 12:03PM),
      Apparently there's not much that can be done about the blatant cashing-in-on-murder that's happening during this trial! But I PRAY that all of this comes in during the sentencing phase - her profiting goes well beyond covering family travel expenses at this point. It's purely greed. Let's hope that the public refuses to purchase any "tell all" book Arias is writing. Guess there will always be "murderabilia" out there, but she is now advertising 100 "limited edition" reprints of one of her drawings of an hourglass. Can you believe the nerve? Would these be worth a dime if not for the horrific crime she is standing trial for? Wouldn't the jury be interested to know she's been drawing some of these DURING HER TRIAL while people think she's taking notes?

      Delete
  2. Thank so much, My Forte. You have written everything I am feeling about this and more. Yes -wrongful death suit! Maybe someone should call the IRS.

    This is just unbelievable. There should be some way to freeze that money and give it to Travis' family. As if Arias wasn't despicable enough as it is. She is profiting off of a murder she has admitted to committing?! It is infuriating and disgusting.

    There is a fund that people are donating to for Travis' family. It may have been mentioned here already. I hope they are getting enough to cover all their expenses.

    Sue

    ReplyDelete
  3. One pleasant thought is that JA won't really enjoy her life when she is sentenced. She won't be living in a house with a white picket fence, no swimming in a lake, no hot tubbIng, no high heels, no pedicures, no driving, no decorating a home, no picnics or family reunions ...

    ReplyDelete
  4. Jodi Arias is the epitome of evil. I hope she rots in prison.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Unfortunately, as we've heard in court, Jodi adapts to her surroundings and she'll probably act like the belle-of-the-ball of her prison block. Prison is too good for her.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Anonymous (4/22 at 3:42PM),
      I find it disturbing that she seems to be enjoying her "celebrity" status. As we all know, there's a huge difference between jail and PRISON!!

      Delete
  6. Published on: April 22, 2013
    by NATIONAL ENQUIRER online staff

    JODI ARIAS BIGGEST LIES REVEALED!

    http://www.nationalenquirer.com/true-crime/jodi-arias-biggest-lies-revealed

    ReplyDelete
  7. I'll bet you a dollar to a donut that the Defense Team starts out with some more Mistrial Motions on Tuesday.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Jodi Arias and Taxi Driver
    (I don't remember the web sight, but Jodi said it was one of her favorite movies)

    This is so wierd and We got this from the HlN readings of the Jodi Arias Diaries:
    From the Jodi Arias Diaries:
    I was watching Hln and Hln said that Jodi said that Jodi talked to Travis Alexanders' Grandmother and the grandmother said:
    "The best names the Grandmother suggested were":
    Iris - Reagan - Hinkly- and Megan
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075314/
    Iris (the flowers Arias sent to the Grnad Mother)
    Robert De Niro ...
    Travis Bickle (as Robert DeNiro) TRAVIS =TRAVIS ALEXANDER
    Jodie Foster ... IRIS
    JODIE = JODI ARIAS
    HINKLY = Regan Assination. who was un love with Jodie Foster

    Why did JODI bullsit these names in her bullshit diaries?

    Pleas give insight.......

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Anonymous (4/22 at 8:53PM),
      Somebody posted something similar about the movie Taxi Driver awhile back! Unfortunately I've never seen Taxi Driver so I can't comment on any parallels but people have drawn comparisons to several movies to certain aspects of this story and case. Thank you for your post!

      Delete

Post a Comment

Thank you for commenting!

Most popular posts

Dr. Janeen DeMarte - A Look At The Prosecution's Expert Witness

Dr. Janeen DeMarte is expected to take the stand in the Jodi Arias murder trial as a key witness for the prosecution. Think of DeMarte as the State's response to Dr. Richard Samuels and potentially Alyce LaViolette. It's unclear when DeMarte will testify, but with Alyce LaViolette's testimony wrapping up, I thought it would be helpful to take a look at who the State's expert witness is.




Dr. Janeen DeMarte is a licensed clinical psychologist who has a private practice in the Phoenix area. She holds a master's degree and PhD in clinical psychology. with a concentration on forensics - and graduated from Michigan State University and fulfilled her doctoral residency at Arizona State Hospital.  Her clinical training was done at outpatient clinics, correctional facilities and inpatient unit settings. She has served as the Clinical Director of a large outpatient behavior health clinic in Phoenix and "oversaw the practice of numerous multidisciplinary treatment provide…

Is Alyce LaViolette Cashing In On Murder Trial?

As the defense finishes questioning their star witness, domestic abuse expert Alyce LaViolette, many are disillusioned by her choice to take the stand to portray murder defendant Jodi Arias as a battered and abused woman.  Maybe I'm the one who's crazy, but wasn't Travis Alexander the one who had the life stabbed, slashed and shot out of him at the hands of Jodi Arias? Who battered whom here?  Are Travis Alexander's not-so-kind text messages to Jodi Arias PROOF that he was a womanizing batterer and bully who held all the power in the relationship between Arias and Alexander?

Alyce LaViolette seems to think so. Does she have any idea the feelings of outrage she is bringing out in the hearts and minds of the real victims of domestic abuse all over the country? Before LaViolette began testifying, I kept asking myself "why would a woman who is so well respected in her field choose THIS case, defend THIS woman?"  Could it be the money? I suppose $250-$300 an hour c…

Was Trip to Cancun Catalyst to Murder? Jodi Arias Murder Trial

Marie "Mimi" Hall was the first prosecution witness to take the stand in the Jodi Arias Murder trial. She took the stand on January 3, 2013. Hall told jurors that she met Travis Alexander through the Mormon Church. Although they initially went on a date, it was quickly recognized that they were a great match as friends, and they remained such good friends that Alexander invited Hall to accompany him on a work retreat to Cancun, Mexico. The trip was to begin on June 10, 2008. Travis wouldn't live to see that day. Friends found him murdered in his home in Mesa, AZ on June 9, 2008. Coincidence, or catalyst? Travis's close friends have told investigators that Arias had been engaging in stalker-like behavior in the months preceding the murder. Twice, Alexander had his tires slashed after going out with other women. He told close friends his Facebook account had been hacked into. Arias even reportedly would use the doggie door to gain entry to Alexander's home. …

A Look At Alyce LaViolette And More Strange Video Footage of Arias Arrest

Yesterday, as Dr. Richard Samuels finished up his testimony the Jodi Arias defense team called their next expert witness to the stand, Alyce LaViolette. LaViolette is a very legitimate expert on the subject of domestic violence, having been one of the early leaders back in the 1970's when this was not a topic that was spoke of often. Jennifer Willmott had LaViolette introduce herself and her educational background, and list her many accomplishments helping battered women and even helping the men who battered them, hoping to return these women to a safer environment. She is likable, and she is a legitimate voice on this topic. The prosecution should not expect this witness to be as sloppy in the trial casework and reporting as Dr. Samuels was. 

While it's unknown exactly how far out on a limb LaViolette will go for Jodi Arias, she is expected to testify about some of the characteristics of battered women, why they return to their abusers - and what some of characteristics are of…

"Cold Justice" Heats Up Unsolved Murder Cases

This is my third blog post on TNT's new reality show, "Cold Justice".  Cold Justice pairs former Texas prosecutor Kelly Siegler with former Las Vegas CSI Yolanda McClary, who travel to small rural towns across America to look at unsolved murder cases.  Their first episode which aired Tuesday has already delivered results - the arrest of Ronnie Hendricks (see yesterdays post for details) for the murder of Pam Shelley. TNT lists an episode guide online, and 
I couldn't resist taking a peek and looking for details on those cases.  I was astonished at what they have accomplished in their first season.  This is more than just another crime drama, these ladies are committed and determined to bringing justice to those who may have escaped it previously in small towns that may lack the resources to bring a suspect to trial.

You can see the episode guide on their website. They give a brief description of the victims and circumstances of their deaths. Here is a list of this seas…