Jodi Arias’ case has been recreated into a documentary showcasing her murder trial for killing her ex-boyfriend, Travis Alexander.
The documentary is called “If I Can’t Have You: The Jodi Arias Story.”
Arias is located in the city of Palm Desert, California, and met Alexander who is originally from Mesa, Arizona. Alexander was a salesman and motivational speaker, both encountering each other in Las Vegas during a company convention.
The two clicked instantly and their chemistry mixed well. Alexander, a devout Mormon, was loyal to his religion and Arias was not Mormon at all. Although he had restrictions, their friends had given information that they were having premarital sex, which was against Alexander’s faith to do so.
When confiding in his friends, Alexander comments that he felt guilty and their relationship started to weigh a burden on his shoulders Friends of Alexander pointed out that Arias had “obsessive” characteristics in the beginning of the relationship.
They broke up after five months, but that didn’t stop Arias from moving to Mesa in order to be in close distance with her ex-boyfriend. Alexander’s friends said that she would show up to his house since she knew his code, showing up even when uninvited. She would even sneak into his house using the doggy door.
Around the same time, both were single, so Alexander started to date another girl. Once Arias found out, she would slash is car tires and the new girl would hear knocks on her door, opening the door to reveal that no one was there. According to friends, he was still in contact with Arias while seeing his new girl, engaging in intimate behavior.
While planning a company retreat in Mexico with a girl under the same faith of him, he had been found in Mesa, completely murdered and being stabbed 27 times to his death. His throat was cut from ear-to-ear and he never made it to Mexico.
Arias’ accounts shows that she was not in Mesa the day of the murder, but when she appeared at the house there was a home invasion and she killed Alexander for “self-defense.”
In the trial, she was convicted of first-degree murder, now spending the rest of her life in prison without parole for the death of her ex-boyfriend.
A cellmate of hers confesses that Alexander was not the intended target, trying to kill the woman that “took her place.” She was obsessed with being with him, and no one else could have him if she couldn’t.