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Jodi Arias Case To Be Featured On "Deadly Sins"

Jerica Young as Jodi Arias
We can now add Investigation Discovery's Deadly Sins to the growing number of crime shows that have featured Jodi Arias and the murder of Travis Alexander in recent years.  The sensational murder trial and the circumstances and evidence associated with the case has captured a large audience as cable and network television continue to pounce on this story while it's hot.  To date, Jodi Arias has been featured on the following:

  • Dateline
  • 48 Hours Hard Evidence
  • 20/20
  • "Dirty Little Secrets - The Jodi Arias Story" - Lifetime Network 
  • Who The Bleep (Did I Marry).....-  Investigation Discovery
  • Snapped - Oxygen
  • Deadly Sins - Investigation Discovery
In addition, Arias has given a number of interviews to local media in Phoenix before and after her trial.  Investigation Discovery's Deadly Sins is hosted by Darren Kavinosky, who often appears as a guest on Nancy Grace and Jane Valez Mitchell's shows on HLN network.  Deadly Sins has featured a number of high profile cases, and some that are not as well known but all of them feature killers who commit the ultimate sin because of greed, lust, jealousy, gluttony or another of the seven deadly sins.  Jodi Arias' story should fit well into this theme and was a natural to be featured on this Investigation Discovery show.

This Deadly Sins episode should air on January 11, 2014 and among the cast of characters they will feature will be Jodi's one-time boyfriend Darryl Brewer, Detective Esteban Flores, Lisa Andrews as well as actresses playing a young Jodi Arias and an older Jodi Arias.  I didn't recognize any of the actors playing these parts, but I wasn't surprised at all to see it being advertised as the season opener.  

In closing, a little irony straight from Arias' Facebook page.  On September 10, 2013, Arias posted the following:  "Over 80,000 followers on Twitter! Be sure to follow me!!"  Maybe this is why she fought so hard to compel jurors to disclose their Twitter accounts.


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