Rather than feeling remorse over the death of her on-again, off-again lover Travis Alexander, before his body had even grown cold, Jodi Arias allegedly drove to Utah to visit another man and spent the night kissing him, RadarOnline.com can reveal.
During Wednesday’s testimony in Arias’ death penalty trial, Ryan Burns of West Jordan, Utah, told the Maricopa County Court how after meeting Jodi at a conference in April and keeping in touch via phone and text for two months afterwards, she arranged to visit him on a whirlwind trip at the beginning of June.
As RadarOnline.com previously reported, Jodi, now 32, is accused of shooting the 30-year-old motivational speaker in the face, stabbing him 27 times and slitting his throat from ear to ear in his Mesa, Arizona home in June of 2008 – the day before she visited Burns!
The pretty brunette drove out from California, telling Ryan that she was also seeing a friend who had just had a baby, but rather than arriving on the morning as planned, after what should have been a 12 hour drive, she went AWOL and missed the training they had intended to attend together.
“I tried to call but her phone went straight to voicemail. I contacted another friend she was meant to visit as well,” Burns told the court, explaining that Jodi finally called him at around 10:30 p.m. that night claiming that she had gotten lost.
“She is kind of air-headed and said she took the wrong freeway and went the wrong direction for a few hours and then got tired and went to sleep,” he explained.
“She said she has lost her car charger and her phone had been dead all day, then she bought a new one from a gas station.”
When she eventually arrived the next morning, Arias had two small bandages on one of her fingers. “She told me she worked at Margaritaville and she had cut her finger” after breaking a glass, he said.
Even more bizarre behavior ensued as Jodi followed Burns to an appointment and was pulled over by the police for having her back license plate upside down, which she blamed on kids messing around with her car during her lengthy road trip from Northern California.
Later that day, Burns – who was a Mormon like Alexander but admitted he hadn’t gone to church for a year previously – got intimate with his sexy house guest, however they didn’t undress or have sex.
“Part of our conversations together were about her religious views and my religious views and I didn’t want her to regret anything about her trip,” he explained.
Later that night, the pair hooked up again when after a nap, they immediately started kissing and “she got on top of me pretty impressively but then we just stopped,” and made the decision not to sleep together, he said, while explaining that petite Jodi was tougher than she looks. “She is strong. She had close to a six pack,” revealed Ryan.
While he didn’t know about her prior relationship with Travis when they first met in Oklahoma at the business convention, Burns recalled instant messages before the alleged murder in which Jodi expressed how she had started seeing her ex again but learned that he was cheating on her through sexy texts from other girls.
Burns claimed she then said that Travis was very persuasive and they continued to see each other even though they were no longer boyfriend and girlfriend.
Through both their work and the Mormon church, the trio in the bizarre love triangle had a number of mutual friends, and although Ryan didn’t know Travis personally he had heard a motivational speech by him and been very inspired.
However, when he described the victim as a flirt, saying: “Travis had the reputation of being a fun flirt. He was flirtatious,” prosecuting attorney Juan Martinez objected to the statement as hearsay, which the judge upheld.
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