Like many people who crossed her path, Jodi Arias' former love interest Ryan Burns was totally fooled by the convicted killer’s twisted web of lies, and now he is disgusted that she still can't tell the truth and accept responsibility for her cold-blooded crime, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.
Within minutes of being found guilty of first-degree murder in the brutal 2008 murder of Travis Alexander, the 32-year-old photographer, who now faces the death penalty, conducted a chilling video interview with FOX 10 News where she shocked Burns with her lack of remorse.
"I felt surprised by it, because I really thought she was going to take a little more responsibility," he told Radar in an exclusive interview, explaining that it solidified his belief that justice had been served and Arias deserves the death penalty.
"Maybe she is still playing her cards because she has the penalty phase to face."
Five years later he was catapulted back into her drama when he appeared on the stand in the Maricopa County Courtroom to testify on behalf of the prosecution during the marathon murder trial that was packed with lies, kinky sex, X-rated phone calls and texts, and accusations of abuse – and even child pornography.
"Jodi always said what a great guy Travis was for two years after she was arrested," Burns explained to Radar. "A lot of people don't know that she didn't drag him through the mud for years, but then all the crazy stuff started coming out during that trial that made me lose all respect for her.
"Saying he was a pedophile - that is so not Travis and we all knew that. That is not a one percent of wonder, and we know that is so far from the truth," said the fellow Mormon, who knew Alexander from his work as a motivational speaker and through the church.
"Part of me was like, 'Maybe she's just making these crazy allegations because she is fighting for her life,' and I thought that when the guilty verdict came through then maybe the Jodi I experienced would come out, and she would appear humble – or at least P.R. savvy – so that was so not what I expected her to say!"
During the controversial exclusive with FOX 10, Arias not only said that she would "rather die sooner than later," but also sent a chilling message to the Alexander family, who have sat diligently in court for four months listening to details of both the horrific murder but also the dysfunctional couple's relationship.
"I hope now that a verdict has been rendered they are able to find peace… some sense of peace. I don’t think they will ever find the peace that they would like," she said while in a holding cell below the court.
“But maybe they will be able to find great peace now, or some semblance of it and move on with their lives and remember their brother the way they want to.”
When asked if he thinks she will ever apologize to those whose lives she tore apart Burns answered, "Maybe after the penalty is delivered. I still wonder if there is a sliver of the person I thought I knew still here.
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"Now I am just curious, at this point I don't really care because she definitely got what she deserved, but is there a sliver of who I thought she was, what she painted for me over the phone for those six weeks, if any of that was real?
"I think the only time I would see that is when all decisions have been made and there are no cards to be played," he concluded.
That day has been delayed even further as the penalty phase in the bombshell case was unexpectedly canceled on Thursday just moments before it was scheduled to begin even though family members and trial watchers were already seated in the courtroom.
It will now resume on Wednesday, May 10 at 10 a.m. PST/ 1 p.m. EST when the same 12 jurors will begin the process of deciding whether Arias lives or dies by lethal injection.