On Jan. 31, 2013, testimony continued in the Jodi Arias trial, with a friend saying Travis Alexander kept his torrid affair with Arias a secret. This, despite the fact that the devout Mormon sent her nude photos of himself via the Internet, according to testimony.
Arias is being tried for the brutal 2008 murder of Alexander in his Mesa, Ariz. home. He was shot in the head, his throat was slashed from ear to ear, and he was stabbed 27 times.
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ABC news reports that Daniel Freeman told the jury that Alexander played down his relationship with Arias. He said that during certain events with his Mormon friends and during gatherings at his home, Arias was absent.
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“There was that group of friends, them and Jodi, two different groups, and so… friends from the church were there, but Jodi wasn’t there,” he testified.
According to ABC, Thursday’s testimony also included evidence that Alexander snapped photos of his penis and sent them to Arias, even though he had professed to be chaste.
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Lisa Daidone, a former girlfriend testified Alexander had told her he was a virgin.
ABC reports that the testimony was intended to paint Alexander as a sexual deviant and bolster their argument that Arias was protecting herself when she killed him.
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Arias, 32, claimed the day of the murder she had been taking photos of Alexander in the shower, when she was hit on the back of the head. She said when she awoke Alexander was being killed by two masked intruders. One grabbed her, held a gun to her head, and told her if she talked he would kill her, according to her story. Arias alleged the man pulled the trigger and all she heard was a click so she ran down the stairs and out the door. She said she did not tell police about the incident because she was scared.
Later she admitted killing Alexander, but claims it was in self-defense.
ABC 15 reports that around 2 p.m., the courtroom was cleared for a discussion regarding new evidence. Trial resumed about two hours later.
Arias’ trial is slated to resume on Monday.