Jordi Arias’ trial is one of the most heavily covered trials in American history. As such, every little detail surrounding her case and its trial is analyzed and examined to a ridiculous extent, including Jordi Arias’ attire.
On Tuesday, Arias wore a purple jumper to her day in court. And now the Twitter account Jordi Arias Updates has insisted that she chose this color to show her support for “domestic violence awareness.”
#JodiArias is wearing a purple sweater today for domestic violence awareness.
— Jodi Arias Updates (@JodiAnnArias) January 20, 2015
Radar Online have now reported that Arias made this fashion choice to reinforce the claim that her “volatile relationship” with Travis Alexander was the “mitigating factor” in his murder.
Travis Alexander was found murdered on June 4, 2008, in his home in Mesa, Arizona. The 30-year-old was found with several stab wounds in his body. He’d also suffered a gunshot to the head, and his throat had been slit.
Jodi Arias, who was Alexander’s ex-girlfriend, was ultimately charged with his murder. Arias was convicted of first-degree murder on May of 2013.
Arias is currently undergoing a sentencing retrial in an attempt to convince jurors not to let her die for the murder. Instead, they believe that she should spend the rest of her life in prison.
This re-trial began on October 20, 2014. However it has progressed in a preposterously slow fashion. Over the last three months, only 23 days of testimony have been recorded. This has been because of numerous delays and arguments.
The defense have argued that Alexander only looked at Arias as his “sex toy,” and it’s been alleged that he carried on numerous affairs while they saw each other.
Dr. Robert Geffner, a psychologist who was hired by Arias’ lawyers, was brought onto the stand earlier this week. Dr. Geffner looked to document “patterns of abuse,” which had been found in Alexander’s emails and text messages and revealed the “boundary issues” he had with different women.
“It is a lose-lose situation. If I avoid her I deal with lots of tears. So I deal with it. Don’t get me wrong. She is an amazing girl. A better person than me but we are not right for each other. I don’t think she has that entirely figured out. It’s a tough spot to be in.”
The trial will continue over the coming weeks and months.
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