When it comes to the Jodi Arias murder trial, I'm not sure who exactly is on trial here -- Jodi or her murdered boyfriend, Travis Alexander? Jodi and her lawyers are doing everything in their power to make Travis seem like the kind of guy who deserved to be stabbed to death and shot several times by Jodi in his own shower. Jodi claims it was self defense. We hear about how Travis was having sex with Jodi despite being a supposedly chaste Mormon. How he supposedly hid Jodi from his friends and family. How he supposedly was cheating on Jodi. And now for the worst of all -- how he supposedly was sexually attracted to little boys.
Today, Jodi is expected to testify that Travis was sexually aroused by pictures of little boys. And who says this exactly? I mean, besides Jodi? Well ... no one. Yeah, how did this get into the trial again? Isn't there a little thing about not allowing hearsay?
Jodi will reportedly say that she saw Travis masturbating to photos of little boys. Yet the prosecution says there is no evidence of photos of little boys on Travis's computer or anywhere else.
Also, Jodi reportedly has 10 letters written by Travis that admit to his attraction to little boys. Ten letters?! Who would write that in 10 actual letters? Who even writes letters anymore for that matter? The prosecution says the letters are fake. The defense says they're not. You do the math.
ABC News legal analyst Dan Abrams says that he's surprised the judge will let Jodi testify about such an inflammatory claim. But it could backfire against her. If the jury doesn't believe her, it could make her look like, well, a crazy liar.
The big question for me is WHY, if Jodi really did know Travis liked boys, she'd continue dating him? What does that say about her? This whole thing is such a mess. Ladies and gents, stay away from toxic relationships like this one.
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