On February 4, 2013 Jodi Arias took the stand in her own defense. No one was expecting this happen. For the past two days the jury has been subjected to a long and drawn out telling of her life story. Poor Jodi was subjected abuse as a child, and by abuse I am referring to being spanked. God forbid her parents discipline her! Jodi’s mother carried a wooden spoon in her purse, Jodi must have a been a very unruly child, if this is in fact true. Now granted I don’t agree with a parent disciplining their child with objects but it was the norm for that generation. For God’s sake there are tons of people who were corporeally punished and you don’t see them committing such a heinous crime.
Furthermore it seems every boyfriend Jodi ever had cheated on her. Now that’s either some really bad luck or its total bull. What do you think? In my opinion, all of this testimony is trying to either a) humanize her, or b) explain her thought process for killing Travis. But, does childhood spankings and a run of “bad luck” with men excuse what she did to Travis? Hell no!
I tell you one thing, this chick loves the sound of her voice. I wonder what her defense team is thinking of her testimony so far? I realize that with this being a “Self-Dense” case Jodi needed to take the stand, but I don’t think she is helping herself in any way whatsoever. So far she has shown that she is possessive and devious, in the manner in which she tends to check boyfriends emails. This is not a good thing for her to show, considering she was labeled a “stalker” by Travis to his friends.
At this point in her testimony she has revealed that she tends to remain “friends” with her ex-boyfriends. This to me, goes to show her possesiveness…the chick can’t let go and move on. It makes you wonder what is actually going on in her mind. Personally I think it was Jodi that was the “sexual deviant” and not Travis. Simply because like is said earlier she tends to remain “friends” with her exes. Maybe I’m wrong but I don’t think so. I’m not buying what Jodi Arias is selling, are you?
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