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Jodi Arias: Overexposed
Screenshot of Jodi Arias wearing black, flat shoes.
February 11, 2013
Jodi Arias is, to my knowledge, the first murder defendant to confront evidence that she digitally photographed herself in the act of committing the crime. While it's clear that the pictures caught Jodi in the middle of her murder -- the photo time-stamps are even more revealing than the images.
Having apparently convinced her victim, Travis Alexander, to pose for a photo session in the shower, Arias suddenly ambushed him -- eventually stabbing her ex-boyfriend 29 times in the chest and back, shooting him in the face and slashing his throat. The photo session began on June 4, 2008 at 5:22 PM. At 5:32, Jodi's leg near her victim's bloody neck and shoulder were captured by the digital camera -- having presumably been dropped to the floor or kicked during the killing.
The following are only nine selected photos from a continuous set of 22 -- which were among several other images deleted and later recovered from the camera located inside a washing machine at Alexander's Mesa, Arizona home. Photographer Jodi has told a thousand different stories trying to explain it all, and is now claiming self-defense . . . but her pictures do not lie.
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Casey Anthony on trial -- June 2, 2011
The Murderer Next Door
Insanity, Ignorance and Serial Killing in Cleveland
December 10, 2009
Anthony Sowell appeared in a Cuyahoga County court last week and pled "Not Guilty" to the charges against him. Authorities allege that over the past several years Sowell lured women to his Cleveland home and attacked them. The registered sex offender is charged with killing 11 women and hiding their remains in and around his house.
Evidence against the 50-year-old defendant is overwhelming.
The remains of 10 women and a skull were found in the residence or buried in the yard. In all, he faces 85 criminal
counts -- including murder, rape, assault and corpse abuse -- in the slayings
and in the attacks on three women who survived.
Sowell, 50, has pled "Not Guilty" to the serial killings by reason of insanity.
Also last week, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson responded to complaints of police misconduct from relatives of victims. Jackson has appointed a commission to review police policies for handling sexual assault and missing-person reports. The commission will not look into the Sowell case to explain how -- or why -- area authorities missed so many opportunities to end the horror.
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