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Jodi Arias Murder Trial - The Casey Anthony Connection

The State of Arizona vs. Jodi Arias finally got under way last week in a Phoenix, Arizona courtroom. 32 year old Arias was arrested in mid July of 2008, just weeks after the body of ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander was discovered in the shower of his Mesa, Arizona home by close friends on June 9, 2008. Travis Alexander was just 30 years old when he was brutally stabbed 27-29 times, shot in the face and had his throat slit from ear to ear. The coroner estimated he had been dead for several days. Alexander's close friends became concerned when their several attempts to reach him went unanswered. He was scheduled to take a company sponsored trip to Cancun, Mexico on June 10, 2008. He was bringing a friend on the trip, Marie ("Mimi") Hall with him. In the 4 1/2 years that have passed since her arrest, comparisons have been made between Arias and another infamous young woman who's trial was a media circus - Casey Anthony. As widely reported, Anthony became a househo…