By now I'm sure you've heard of the infamous Jodi Arias murder case. The crime that has captivated the nation surrounds the 32-year-old innocent faced woman who stabbed and shot to death her ex-boyfriend, Travis Alexander, in 2008. Arias pleads self-defense, but many of the stories coming out of this case are shocking and intriguing to everyone as we await her verdict.

The crime was made for the ages as it is seeping in sex, scandal, murder, and lies--all of which have attracted our social media obsessed generation. The evidence shown in the courtroom has made it around the internet due to the pornographic and gruesome images detailed in the case. In case you haven't heard of the scandal of the year, read on to get the scoop…

Upon hearing about the Jodi Arias case I knew there had to be more to the story. A woman doesn't viciously kill her boyfriend the way she did unless was seeking vindication over something he'd done ... or was insane. And clearly the details emerging from this case are slowly but surely revealing why Arias committed such a heinous crime.

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We've been tracking it since it started this past January and the accusations are pretty shocking. Here are the important details of the murder case you need to know:

1. Arias initially lied to prosecutors about what occurred on the night that Alexander died and said that he had been a victim of a home invasion and the intruders had killed him.

2. Slain boyfriend Alexander's friends say Arias was obsessive and jealous and pinpointed her when police were seeking suspects in the murder case. Eventually she confessed but plead in self-defense.

3. Arias said she had planned on committing suicide before the trial because she said it would be the only way the jury wouldn't convict her.

4. During the prosecution trial, Arias said that she had an abusive childhood up until high school--saying that both her parents would viciously beat her, her dad even slamming her forcefully against walls many times. Arias said her mother would even carry a wooden spoon with her in her purse to beat her with.

5. Arias says she was even baptized as a Mormon, Alexander's religion, in 2006 while they were dating. Arias shockingly revealed that Alexander engaged in anal sex with her after the baptism without her consent. Even more brow raising is the fact that he claimed to be a "virgin" despite secretly having a sexual relationship with Arias.

6. She accused Alexander of physical abuse and told the jury that he had broken one of her fingers and kicked her in the ribs. She even presented evidence of the crooked finger from the incident and says she didn't report it to the hospital or police because she was afraid of Alexander getting in trouble.

7. Arias claims that Alexander was into kinky sexual acts and was physically abusive. She told the jury that one time she was sleeping and woke up to find him having sex with her as she slept in his bed.

8. Arias claimed that Alexander told her that he was pedophile in letters he would write to her, but the judge ruled out the letters as evidence.

9. Most recently, Arias says Alexander confessed to her that he was attracted to little boys and saw it for herself when she walked in on him one time masturbating to an image of a child in briefs. He told her he wanted her to wear Spiderman underwear and to have sex with him to cure him of his "deviant urges." Shortly after this is when she said he became extremely violent.

These claims made in the Jodi Arias case are mind boggling ... but fascinating. Whether or not the jury convicts her is still unknown, but one thing for sure is this story gets more intense as it goes along. We will keep you updated as the scandalous murder trial continues and more shocking evidence is uncovered to the jury and the public.

 

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Before anyone starts to even speculate on whether or not she is a victim - please remember that she showed her finger to the officer - it had a huge scar on it, from a KNIFE. There is so much evidence to show that she is lying, like the Forensic evidence that doesn't show ANY pornography on that mans computer, nor were there any indications from any other woman that he did anything to them. I would highly recommend that everyone go and watch the interrogation tapes - and realize that this woman plotted, planned, and killed that man without basis other than jealousy - if she couldn't have him, no one would.
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This woman is playing our justice system and deserves the death penalty. She is not crazy, just playing that card, and if that does not work, maybe people think Alexander was a pervert. She is guilty as hell, and needs to be taken of the street, she will do it again. I can only hope the jury sees this monster for what she is, so many accusations and he is dead to hear is side.
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Who wrote that commentary, Giselle Castro? Perhaps she is the hermana of Jodi Arias. They both lie as if unfamiliar and never hearing the truth. Arias did initially lie to police, first telling them she wasn't there when Alexander was murdered. She later changed her story saying a man and woman broke in and murdered him. Even later she finally stated she killed him but it was self-defense. Unfortunately for her the camera she used to take pictures of him just before the murder, while she murdered him and then of his dead body but, wasn't destroyed when she removed the memory card from the camera and placed it and the camera in the washing machine - starting a load of laundry. All the pictures were recovered. Along with the time and dated photos, her bloody hand print was recovered at the murder scene. She'd signed and dated her work. When Alexander's room mates and friends found his dead body and called the police, they identified Jody Arias as the suspected murder. She'd been stalking him for months, slashed the cars on his tires twice and been nothing but a dangerous problem. The chiquita will be found guilty of 1st degree murder. Be sentenced to death? Probably not but only because she's relatively young and attractive. Never the less, she'll be behind bars for the rest of her life - Thank GOD!
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Really people keep saying she planned it all out. I highly doubt it. She would have burnt those journals if that was true an picked up that casing on floor from the gun. An I doubt she did all that damage alone. An it is very suspicious the roommates did not know a dead body was in that house for 5 days. An where was Travis for 5 days? something weird about the whole thing. But I do believe he was a arrogant male that wanted a woman for dirty sex an pretend to be a MORMON how disgusting that is too me. Jodi was not his first no other MORMON woman is going to step up an tell the truth about that PIG ! Jodi was in LOVE an hoped Travis would change he did not she snapped but I truly believe someone helped her on some of that mess. An yes I can see why she lied so much trying to keep it all a big secret all the nasty sex an mental abuse an physical. What man wants to do it in in the BUTT all the time has to be GAY! he could do that with a man. She should have cut his winky off instead. One less nasty ass man out there now tho.
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Another sad case for people like Nancy Grace, Jane Valez-Mitchell, and Dr.(?) Drew Pinsky to make a living off. I'd like to see them get a real job!
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