Jodi Arias told the lead detective investigating Travis Alexander’s death that she knew her relationship with him wasn’t going anywhere.
“We weren’t exactly on the path to marriage, and we both knew that,” said Arias.
Mesa, Arizona police Det. Estaban Flores was called back to the witness stand Wednesday in Arias’ murder trial, and prosecutor Juan Martinez played recordings of conversations Flores had with Arias shortly after Alexander’s death in June 2008.
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On the recordings, Arias can be heard explaining to Flores the nature of her relationship with Alexander.
Arias said they broke up after she found text messages from other girls on his phone, but they continued to have a sexual relationship.
She also said she would get text messages from Alexander that would say “hey I am going to bed now,” and that would be his hint to come over to hook up.
Prosecutors also called latent fingerprint examiner Heather Conner back to the witness stand Wednesday afternoon.
Arias cried as Conner displayed portions of Alexander’s bloody carpet to the jury. Throughout the trial, Arias has shed tears and hid her face behind her hair. During Conner’s testimony Wednesday afternoon, Arias blew her nose and seemed to cry but didn’t hide behind her hair as she has on previous days.
Conner also showed jurors the items she collected from Alexander’s washer and dryer including a bleached towel and the camera prosecutors say contained photos of Arias in suggestive poses and Alexander’s dead body.
Prosecutor Juan Martinez asked Conner to demonstrate how Arias’ bloody handprint was found on one of the walls in Alexander’s bedroom. Investigators actually cut out the piece of Alexander’s wall with Arias’ handprint on it and brought it to court to present as evidence.
Soon after Alexander’s body was found in June 2008, Arias told police she was not involved in Alexander's death. She later changed her story and told investigators that she witnessed two intruders break in and kill him. She eventually admitted to killing Alexander, saying it was in self-defense.