"I think she flipped off a witness! It's all Nancy Grace can do from reaching through the TV and ringing Jodi's neck!"
Deliberations start Monday, May 6 wrapping up a trial that has had more tongues wagging than the day Phil Spector wore his afro wig to court, or Michael Jackson danced on the SUV outside the courthouse at the start of his molestation trial or when O.J. tried on the glove. For those of you who have missed the media circus surrounding Arias, here are some of the weirdest moments.
Jodi's Wednesday Addams Demeanor
"If I was on trial for murder, I'd try and downplay my own creepiness a little," Mama Bravo stated when asked about Arias's overall courtroom presentation. "Jodi sits there at the defense tale looking like Wednesday Addams thinking about beheading her dolls. She gets this look in her eyes sometimes that just...I don't want to think about it. It was probably the last thing the ex boyfriend saw." If you think Arias was creepy at the defense table, you should have seen her on the witness stand. If, by some strange twist of fate, Arias is not convicted (that's what we said about O.J., Robert Blake and Casey Anthony...shudder to think), she can always get work as Norman Bates' stand-in on Bates Motel.
Conquering Her Fears
"That is one of the things I am scared of -- guns and public speaking. That was one of the things [Travis Alexander] was trying to get me to do -- get out of my comfort zone," Arias told a Mesa, Arizona police detective in June 2008. Well, she's not alone in her fear of public speaking (it's frequently cited as a more common fear than death), but since Arias also shot ex boyfriend Alexander in addition to stabbing him 29 times (although some say it was only 27) maybe helping get her over her fear of guns wasn't in his best interest. Also ironic? Alexander and Arias' frequent discussions about the book 101 Things To Do Before You Die. As Mama Bravo put it: "Poor Alexander didn't quite get to make it through the list."
Let's Talk About Sex Way Too Much In Disturbingly Graphic Detail, Baby
Oh, boy...Jodi Arias and victim Travis Alexander REALLY liked to talk about sex. I was a teenage boy once and I don't think I ever obsessed about the subject nearly as much at the height of my hormone crazed youth. Although the majority of the content is far too NSFW for us to post here, please feel free to take a gander at the video above. There was lots of discussion about, er, how you say... the exact definition of intercourse and all the fun ways you can get around that technicality. What makes it all the more fun/disturbing is that the very sexually adventurous Alexander was a Mormon...and had Arias convert to the faith for him. I wonder just how the LDS community feels about their new, high profile member? "Probably fine," Mama Bravo commented. "She only killed a guy, she didn't gay marry anyone."
"There's a morbid curiosity. I mean, I am curious," Arias told police when asked if she wanted to view the crime scene photos. The crime scene photos are widely available online (although out of respect for the victim we will not be linking them), but it gets even weirder: at the time of Alexander's death, Arias actually had a camera in her possession that she allegedly dropped during the murder that took a photo of the victim's final moments. That's one Instagram photo we'll pass on.
The Ninjas Did It!
Arias' story changed several times when she was questioned by police. Although she now claims self-defense, for a short time she tried to claim that two intruders dressed like ninjas broke into Alexander's home and murdered him. SERIOUSLY. People always blame the ninjas.
A Girl Likes to Look Her Best
Although the jury didn't get to see the above video (the judge said it was too prejudicial), Arias asked if she could put on makeup before her mugshot and also did a handstand just minutes after a tearful interrogation from police. While we certainly understand that everyone has a little vanity (and that mugshots are sort of the ultimate modeling opportunity), this was just another example of how crazy this defendant and trial really are. I guess the lesson to be learned here is do your makeup before you get brought in for questioning by police. As Mama Bravo would say, "you never know."
It's On EBay
Did we mention that, when not stalking and killing ex boyfriends, Arias was something of an aspiring artist? The media went ape you-know-what when it came to light that, through outside friends, Arias was selling her courtroom drawings on eBay (including this Snow White with a black eye doodle). Fun! Since she hasn't yet been convicted of killing Alexander, Arias is not subject to laws preventing criminals from profiting from their crimes: it's reported she made over $1000 on eBay prior to the account being shut down in April. I mean, the art isn't terrible, but where does one really hang an original Jodi Arias?