Track the events and the analysis from Travis Alexander's death and Jodi Arias' murder trial. CNN's Randi Kaye reports.
Amidst all the talking heads opining on this trial, a couple of them got it right. Jodi must have a borderline personality
which underlies her going to all lengths to avoid abandonment by Travis Alexander, along with clear psychopathic tendencies and the added psychopathic stalking behavior. She neither snapped nor flipped out. She methodically premediated his murder, anticipating that he very well might be taking another girl to Cancun, even after she
tried every sexual trick in the book to entice him into staying with her. When he said he was taking the other girl to Cancun, he inadvertently sealed his own death warrant.
Dr. Drew Pincus did a great service by showing the autopsy photos of the slaughter of Travis Alexander, which is,
after all, the only thing that really counts.
Jodi behaviors don't need such actute analysis. I was married to a psychopathic psychiatrist for 23 years who displayed the same absence of affect (which I always mis interpreted as strength and stoicism) until I realized
he cared not one iota for his wife and three children, whom he all abandoned and left penniless for 30 years.
For the horrific slaughter of Travis Alexander, this defective and dangerous woman deserves nothing short of
the death penalty so no other victims will ever fall prey to her sick machinations.
Jodi Arias is very sassy on the stand, and she never looks at the defense attorney when she answers a question. She gives her answer as she swings her head to the side...is that the jury she is speaking to? A lot of head movement, but why is she not looking at the person asking the question when she answers? What does that body language say about her?
I imagine it was her lawyers who told her to face the jury when she answers.
Lani, most witnesses are coached to address their answers to the jurors who will ultimately decide their fate. The lawyers are there to facilitate the conversation. Jodi takes it to a robotic extreme, but probably too much eye contact with jurors is better than too little, as connecting with them as a human being may be the key to keeping her off of death row.
I can't say for sure because I haven't seen any of the video, but I know when on the stand in court, she is supposed to answer the questions to the Judge, not the attorney. So her turning her head could be looking at the attorney while listening to the question and then turning to respond to the Judge.
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