Jodi Arias is back in the news. While awaiting the start of her penalty phase retrial in Maricopa County, she has filed suit against the jail - alleging that she contracted hepatitis C through an infected needle that was used to give her a tuberculosis shot. Arias also claims that she was denied medical care at the jail when her left silicone breast implant leaked and caused a fungal growth. There is so much bizarre news related to Jodi Arias over the last few days that I don't know where to start. Arias also claim that Sheriff Joe put cameras in her cell and forces her to say the Pledge of Allegiance every morning or she doesn't get fed! Sheriff Joe is calling Arias' claims "outrageous" and says they are not true. He says the jail plays the national anthem "God Bless America" but doesn't force inmates to sing.
The same documents allege that Sheriff Joe intercepted "sexual letters" between Arias and Travis Alexander's cousin Christopher Alexander and sent them to Nancy Grace. Yes, that's right - I had to read it this several times, but apparently Travis has a cousin named Christopher Alexander who has been Arias' pen pal for the last 5 years. Arias wrote "Plaintiff moves to compel Nancy Grace from defaming Plaintiff's character, which will cause irreversible harm if Plaintiff's relationship is made public and cause Plaintiff Arias prejudice on her death penalty case". Ah Jodi, I think you just made this public. Arias is seeking a temporary restraining order against Sheriff Joe and Nancy Grace.
So who is Christopher Alexander? How close was he to Travis and how did these two come to know one another? Does anybody else find it beyond creepy that she has any type of relationship with anybody related to the man she murdered, even what may be a very distant cousin? This is a story that just gets stranger by the day. I have to wonder if Arias got the idea to file a lawsuit against the jail for lack of medical care from another convicted murderer at the Estrella jail, Marissa DeVault?