Jodi Arias brutally slaughtered Travis Alexander 10 years ago and is serving a life sentence for the shocking crime and her former attorney told RadarOnline.com that the slaying “is a great tragedy.” L. Kirk Nurmi was Arias’ defense attorney in the two trials where the jury ultimately found her guilty of Alexander’s first degree murder after she shot him in the head, stabbed him 29 times and slit his throat. Nurmi told Radar that ten years after Alexander’s death: “A young man was killed in the prime of his life and my heart goes out to his family and loved ones.” Click through the gallery to see the shocking photos of the crime scene where Arias used a knife and a gun to end Alexander’s life.
Arias killed Alexander on June 4, 2008 in his Mesa, Arizona home, stabbing him repeatedly, shooting him in the head and slitting his throat after a night of sex that was captured on a camera found at the crime scene.
“We should be learning from this tragedy and not just the sensational aspects of it,” Nurmi told Radar. He wrote the book Trapped with Ms. Arias in 2015. His former client avoided the death penalty, which prosecutor Juan Martinez had asked the jury to give her, but they were deadlock and the judge sentenced her to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Arias lied about Alexander’s death for months but was finally arrested by police and found guilty of his killing. “It is a great tragedy,” Nurmi told Radar.
Alexander’s body was not found until June 9, 2008 in his bedroom which was covered with blood after Arias attacked him.
“Today it is about Travis and that tragedy and that is not lost on me,” Nurmi said to Radar on the 10-year-anniversary of his death.
Despite claiming she went into a fog after shooting Alexander and couldn’t remember more details of his death, she told Judge Sherry Stephens during her sentencing a previously unknown detail about stabbing him. “I do remember the moment that the knife went into Travis' throat and he was conscious.”
A bullet casing was found on top of blood in the bathroom where Travis was attacked by Arias. She claimed she shot him first, but prosecutors presented evidence that the shooting was the last thing she did to him.
Prosecutors claimed that Arias meticulously plotted the murder of Alexander with evidence of his dead body found in a photograph on a camera that she tried to destroy in a washing machine at his home.
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