Jodi Arias just doesn’t know when to quit.
For those who believe society should feel sorry for her because, in their minds, she is an innocent victim of domestic violence who suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, don’t her latest shenanigans and comments prove otherwise?
After being convicted of the brutal first-degree murder of her boyfriend, Travis Alexander, in 2013, she was spared the death penalty by one juror and was sentenced to life in prison by Judge Sherry Stephens last year.
I sat through the trial. I commented on the trial. I wrote about the trial.
I read lead defense attorney Kirk Nurmi’s book, “Trapped With Ms. Arias,” about the case.
I saw and heard the witnesses testify. I saw the pictures.
I heard her own words. I saw her expressions.
I saw a lack of sincerity.
I did not see any innocence.
I did see hints of emotional abuse from both her and Alexander. As for PTSD: In my non-psychological opinion, any PTSD came from the killing of Alexander, not the sex or the conversation.
Those are the reasons “haters are going to hate,” and those are darn good reasons.
Now, a rapper has released a song and a video about Arias’ life and once again, she is in the spotlight — exactly where she wants to be, not where she deserves to be. She deserves to fade off into the background with no glory for her disgusting actions during and after the murder and trial.
In a 15-minute phone call from prison, she talked about the food she gets to eat (she describes it as “average”), that she has no-contact visitations and doesn’t get AM radio.
Seriously? Cry me a river, Jodi.
I can tell you one person that doesn’t get to eat average food, who will never have contact with his loved ones and never get the chance to hear anything, including AM radio: Travis Alexander, the person you killed; mercilessly and viciously.
I am all for telling her story if someone can be saved and if people can learn, which was one of the motivations behind Nurmi’s book.
I am not for the rapper and his video that he proclaims brings awareness to domestic violence and I am not for hearing Arias own words or her comments, unless it is to apologize and show remorse, which she has never authentically shown.
Arias had the opportunity to quit, to decline speaking to anyone else, to show remorse. She did the opposite and instead boasted about her widespread support and giggled about her situation. In my humble opinion, she was delusional during the trial and remains that way.
Although, to be fair, I can’t blame her for trying to make the best of the situation she is in.
However, I think it is safe to say that the majority of good Americans and Arizonans do not want to hear her self-indulging, inauthentic, feel-sorry-for-me rhetoric.
They just want her to go away — quietly — forever.
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