Today Jodi Arias addressed the jury in her sentencing trial, and it was one for the record books. After being convicted of the murder of her boyfriend Travis Alexander, Arias stated that she wanted the death penalty, but she did a complete 180 today. Every news media in the outlet reported what she told the jury, and it was nothing short of bizarre. Here’s a little bit of what she told them.
A few days ago, Jodi Arias stated that “death would be the ultimate freedom”, but today she plead for life in prison. She stated that she wanted to use her prison time to teach people how to read and begged the jury to let her have the opportunity to help others. She even went as far as to say that she would shave off all of her hair in order to make wigs for children with terminal illnesses. It was truly a bizarre few minutes in the courtroom, and it left the nation wondering about what kind of person Jodi Arias truly is.
Personally, I think that Arias is an intelligent sociopath. She knows exactly what she is doing. I feel that she truly wants to be given the death penalty, but she is asking the jury for life in prison so that they will dole out the opposing punishment (which is what she actually wants). She has manipulated the media and others before, and she is doing the exact thing this time around. They may fulfill her wish and give her the death penalty, but only time will tell.
In the meantime, Jodi Arias will watch as Travis Alexander’s family and others testify in the sentencing phase. She will not care what they have to say though. She may have apologized, but she only did this to benefit herself. Instead, she will wear her glasses, dark hair, and plain clothes she has been putting on to conceal the person she truly is and probably cherish the moment that she murdered Travis Alexander. That’s why I say whatever punishment that she does not want she should get.
Now it’s your turn to voice your opinion. Do you think Jodi Arias should receive life in prison, the death penalty, or should she have been found innocent? Please feel free to voice your opinions below. I approve every comment (except those that are discriminatory in nature, so feel free to say whatever is on your mind about this case.
May God Bless America,
The Generation X Conservative