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Jodi Arias Verdict Sparks Several TV Specials

On May 8, 2013 - nearly 5 years after the battered body of Travis Alexander was discovered in his shower stall, 32 year old Jodi Ann Arias was found guilty of first degree murder in a Phoenix Superior Courthouse.  The case took 4 1/2 years to bring to trial. There were more than 600 exhibits, dueling defense and prosecution experts and a defendant who took the stand and remained there for more than three weeks.

In her own words, Jodi Arias testified about the passionate yet troubled relationship she had with victim Travis Alexander. Armed with a few angry text messages from Alexander and a raunchy phone sex tape, Arias and her defense team tried to build a case designed around making the jury dislike Travis Alexander.  While there was no evidence that Travis Alexander emotionally or physically abused Arias, the defense brought on experts that seemingly read between the lines of Arias' many journals, e-mails and text messages. The words that weren't there seemed to be of more im…