The trial is back on!! The trial is back on!!!! I can come out of my slump and look forward to Juan Martinez ripping Ms. Arias apart again. She’s had 5 days in her jail cell to determine how she’ll fend off the questions with more answers of “I don’t remember” or “I don’t know” or simply mocking the prosecutor as she likes to do.
I have been able to get stuff done around my house the past 5 days. Laundry has been laundered. Dishes have been washed. Floors have been Swiffered. It doesn’t resemble an entry for Hoarders anymore. I have caught up on what needs to be done, all in anticipation for todays show down.
I know I have spelled out my theory before of how this woman killed Travis, but I have yet to hear a different plausible explanation. And since Jodi has a scrambled brain and a foggy memory (her words) we may never know until after she’s convicted and she decides to come clean. And I think my theory makes sense. Trap him in the shower where he can not possibly escape. Start stabbing. But he was stronger than she anticipated, so he stumbles out after being stabbed 29 times, spitting up blood, trying to escape her. She keeps stabbing as he’s trying to get away. She slits his throat. Now he’s dead. She drags him back to the bathroom shower. Maybe he’s still making noises. Maybe she’s just intentionally cruel, but this is where she shoots him. In the head.
Her sense of being wronged, of being replaced, of being discarded, was so strong, so vindictive that I belive she still to this day feels completely justified in what she did. But today Juan will get another crack at her. And I can’t wait!!
But here’s where I’m conflicted. I want her to receive the death penalty. For what she did, she deserves it. But that triggers an automatic appeal. Which will cause the state more money. Cause Travis’ family more anguish. So would a life sentence be the better choice? It would still cost money to keep her in jail for the rest of her life. She’s young. She’ll live a long time on the taxpayer dime unless she gets shived in jail. But is that justice? She sure didn’t afford Travis that consideration.