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Photos: Travis Alexander's last moments alive

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  • Jodi Arias seemed to cry as the photos were displayed
  • The defense seeks mistrial based on prosecutorial misconduct
Photos: Travis Alexander's last moments alive

On Monday, the jury saw the last moments of Travis Alexander’s life.

Prosecutor Juan Martinez showed the Jodi Arias trial jury photos taken just before the 30-year-old Mormon was killed.

Det. Michael Melendez testified he recovered photos that had been deleted from Alexander’s camera, which investigators found in his washing machine.

Some of the photos were very explicit, showing Alexander and Arias naked and in suggestive poses. Other photos were time-stamped June 4, the same day Alexander was killed.

One group of photos extracted from the camera show Alexander in the shower just moments before he was killed.

Arias seemed to cry as the photos were displayed, but she did sneak a peek at the photos occasionally.

Martinez also showed a series of photos that he says show the killing in progress. He says the photo shows Alexander's bathroom ceiling.

 

Next in the sequence, Martinez says this photo shows Arias' foot and Alexander's body bleeding profusely.

Martinez said another photo shows blood on the floor in Alexander’s home, and what appears to be Alexander’s body as it’s being dragged.

After Melendez testified about text messages he recovered from a phone, defense attorney Kirk Nurmi moved for mistrial based on prosecutorial misconduct.

"Testimony has changed, these text messages existed in 2008 when he first retrieved the phone ... this is in direct contrast to what they said in 2009 and 2010. We have put motions for prosecutorial misconduct then, and I would renew the motion again," said Nurmi.

Judge Sherry Stephens said she would take their request under advisement and would review court records before making a ruling. Stephens then declared a recess.

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 killed him. She eventually admitted to killing Alexander in self-defense.

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