Jodi Arias Research Paper

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The Trial of Jodi Arias Jodi Arias is a young woman in her thirties. In May of 2013 Jodi Arias was convicted of first degree murder. Jodi killed her x-boyfriend Travis Alexander on June 4 of 2008. Jodi Arias was living in Yreka, California before she met Travis Alexander. September of 2006 Jodi met Travis in Las Vegas at a business convention. According to Watkins, Tom later on in November Jodi converted to Mormonism being baptized by Travis. Two months after the conversion to becoming Mormon Jodi became Travis girlfriend.The summer of 2007 Jodi and Travis broke up. After the break up Travis started dating other women. A year later in 2008 Jodi Arias killed Travis Alexander in his home in Mesa, Arizona. The murder of Travis was known to be very gruesome…show more content…
In order for the Death sentence, the jury’s decision has to be unanimous. The decision of the death penalty also depends on if the crime was “exceptionally cruel” according to Shoichet’s article . The jury deliberates three times before the first deadlock. “It was a gut-wrenching thing we had to go through, and everybody had to make their own decision.” (Watkins). The second jury’s vote was 8-4 in sentencing Jodi Arias to the Death penalty and another deadlock was announced according to Watkins. After the announced deadlock the jury told the court they would not be able to decide on a verdict. At the beginning of the trial Jodi Arias wanted to get the death penalty. Jodi Arias said “I believe death is the ultimate freedom, so I’d rather just have my freedom as soon as I can get it.” (Shoichet). If she where to get the death penalty she would’ve been the fourth women out of 127 people on death row. Toward the end of the trial Jodi Arias changed her mind about the death penalty wanting life in prison instead. After a long case and hard decisions, the jury decided what would happen to Jodi
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