"Each time I said that, I meant it, but I lacked perspective," she said. Jodi Ann Arias was born on July 9, 1980, in Salinas, California. Millennials is a generation who grew up with computers, internet and social networks. ", "Jodi Arias on tape: I have never owned a gun", "Jodi Arias Trial: Prosecution Rests as Evidence Mounts", "Call Me? That's what it feels like. Webb said that according to Walmart's records, no one returned a five-gallon gas can on that date, and that Arias returned the gas can a week later rather than on June 3. Jodi Arias zodiac sign is a Cancer.  On May 18, the court ordered Arias to submit to IQ and competency testing. Prosecutor Juan Martinez was played by Ugly Betty actor Tony Plana and David Zayas, of Dexter, portrays detective Esteban Flores. Two years after her arrest, Arias told police that she killed Alexander in self-defense, claiming that she had been a victim of domestic violence.  By March 5, 2015, Arias' trials cost an estimated $3 million.  On September 24, 2008, Inside Edition interviewed Arias at the Maricopa County Jail where she stated, "No jury is going to convict me...because I am innocent and you can mark my words on that. Arias converted to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, of which Alexander was a member, and was baptized by him on November 26, 2006 in a ceremony in Southern California. The day before the filing, the witness contacted counsel for Arias, stating that she was no longer willing to testify because of the threats. The case caption said, “State of Arizona v. Jodi Ann Arias,” but it might just as well have said “State of Arizona v. Arias was convicted of first-degree murder on May 8, 2013, and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole on April 13, 2015. Arias said that they eventually had intercourse, but less often. Arias' attorneys requested a mistrial. ", During the trial, defense attorneys filed for mistrial in January, April and May 2013. " Defense attorneys responded, "If the diagnosis made by the State's psychologist is correct, the Maricopa County Attorney's Office is seeking to impose the death penalty upon a mentally ill woman who has no prior criminal history. He said he was confident an impartial jury could be seated, but it was possible that lawyers and the victim's family could agree to scrap the trial in favor of a life sentence with no parole. He said Arias was likely suffering from acute stress at the time of the murder, sending her body into a "fight or flight" mode to defend herself, which caused her brain to stop retaining memory. At the age of 11, Travis moved in with his paternal grandparents. , On April 11, USA Today reported that during the testimony of defense witness Alyce LaViolette, public outrage was extreme concerning her assertions that Arias was a victim of domestic violence. At 4:03 am, Arias called Alexander back, and the call lasted two minutes, 48 seconds. It's where Jodi's friends and family share thier love and support for her. The jury rejected her self-defense argument and convicted Arias of first-degree murder in May 2013. Arias visited friends in southern California on her way to Utah for a PPL work conference and to meet with Ryan Burns, a PPL co-worker. , As of 2016[update], Arias is housed at the Arizona Department of Corrections #281129, which is located at Arizona State Prison Complex - Perryville.  When Arias returned the car on June 7, it had been driven about 2,800 miles (4,500 km). So I was extremely confident that no jury would convict me, because I didn't expect any of you to be here." , In opening arguments on January 2, 2013, Martinez sought the death penalty.  The gas can evidence was seen as important in establishing premeditation, as the prosecutor argued that Arias was trying to avoid being recorded on gas station security cameras as she drove to Mesa.  Medical examiner Kevin Horn testified that Alexander's jugular vein, common carotid artery, and trachea had been slashed and that Alexander had defensive wounds on his hands. , Arias' testimony added to a very long defense portion of the guilt phase of the trial, which led to problems with retention of jury members.