Picture Perfect: The Jodi Arias Story: A Beautiful Photographer, Her Mormon Lover, and a Brutal Murder

By Shanna Hogan

A dedicated BACHELOR

Travis Alexander was once a good-looking, hard-working, practising Mormon who lived in Mesa, Arizona. His attractiveness and easygoing demeanour made him well liked by all people, particularly the women. So whilst he used to be came across with a bullet wound within the face and his throat slashed, the brutal homicide despatched surprise waves all through his group. Who may have performed whatever so sinister?

A lethal OBSESSION

But quickly a suspect used to be singled out―Jodi Arias. a gorgeous, aspiring photographer, Jodi were in a long-distance dating with Travis the 12 months earlier than. yet Travis wasn't drawn to a significant dedication; he was once seeing a number of girls in the course of that point. whilst he broke up along with her, that did not cease Jodi from leaving California, relocating to simply a number of miles clear of Travis's domestic, and placing herself into his way of life. Investigators chanced on one piece of startling facts in Travis's domestic that implicated Jodi. yet in a weird and wonderful flip of occasions, Jodi might declare self-defense. used to be she a victim―or a devious femme fatale?

Shanna Hogan's Picture excellent: The Jodi Arias Story additionally comprises eight pages of chilling photos

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It seemed unnatural opposed to her complexion, but it by some means suitable her. Her impressive attractiveness attracted a slew of male cognizance. while Jodi begun courting in her mid-teens, like many younger ladies, her relationships with males turned her basic curiosity. Over the process Jodi’s courting existence, despite the fact that, a anxious development emerged. Jodi tended to lose herself in a courting. Whoever she used to be courting on the time grew to become her identification. whereas she had few acquaintances, Jodi appeared to desire a accomplice to accomplish her and was once not often and not using a guy in her lifestyles. associates say she had a manner of settling on “bad boys,” and defined her boyfriends as ordinarily controlling. “From a tender age, she begun identifying men that have been simply now not the most suitable choice for her,” stated Tina Ross, a highschool pal. “And she used to be this sort of appealing woman. ” Jodi met her first boyfriend whilst she was once simply fifteen. in the summertime of 1995, Yreka hosted the kingdom reasonable, which Jodi attended with a couple of neighbors. within the crowds, she spotted a skinny guy with lengthy, darkish curly hair and deep-set brown eyes. He used to be wearing the eighteenth-century Gothic sort, in a black go well with with a high-collared blouse. on the time, he used to be hobbling alongside on crutches. “I take into account seeing him stroll by way of and that i didn’t technique him, yet i realized him,” Jodi recalled. “He simply appeared fascinating to me. ” Jodi desired to consult him yet used to be too shy. Later that evening, whereas her associates have been on one of many rides, Jodi observed him back. He motioned for her to come back consult him. “Would you love to journey with me? ” he requested. Jodi smiled. “Yeah, convinced. ” They rode the Zipper jointly and chatted in short. yet that evening they parted methods. Months later, in the course of her freshman yr within the fall of 1995, Jodi used to be on the school’s soccer homecoming online game whilst she observed him back. This time she mustered the braveness to technique him. Jodi discovered the boy was once an eighteen-year-old senior named Robert Juarez, who glided by Bobby. Jodi gave Bobby her telephone quantity, they all started conversing, and shortly they have been a pair. on a daily basis on her lunch holiday, Jodi would go away campus and meet Bobby on the close by united states gas station, which incorporated an indoor arcade. Bobby may play games and he and Jodi could carry fingers. A Goth with an curiosity within the occult, Bobby was once anything of an oddity within the small California city. Early on, Jodi came across he had a few ordinary ideals. “He had all kinds of untamed rules. He entertained the assumption in vampires,” Jodi testified. “He idea let’s visit San Francisco and spot if we will be able to locate a few genuine vampires … so shall we dwell jointly endlessly and be jointly without end. ” After just a couple of months of relationship, Bobby grew very critical. yet whereas Jodi in the beginning loved the assumption of spending her existence with him, she ultimately started to withdraw. “At age fifteen, i presumed the connection used to be getting very extreme. He used to be speaking approximately being jointly forever,” she acknowledged. “I enjoyed him, yet I didn’t think like i used to be in love with him. ” In early 1996, she known as Bobby and broke up with him over the telephone. “He didn’t take it well,” Jodi testified.

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