Arias maintained lies in her own diary

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  • Jodi Arias is accused of killing her ex-boyfriend, Travis Alexander, in Arizona more than four years ago
  • Arias says she killed Alexander in self-defense
Jodi Arias admitted killing Travis Alexander, but she claims it was in self-defense.

Jodi Arias' diary perpetuates the lies she told about Travis Alexander, the man she says she killed in self defense.

In one entry written days after she killed Travis Alexander, Arias pretends to know nothing about his death. “…Travis is dead. What happened?!? Travis, what is this?” she wrote.

READ FOR YOURSELF: Arias's blog and diary entries

In several entries, she writes about her shock and sympathy at the loss of Travis’ life. “I wanted so badly to call Travis, but knowing he wouldn’t answer was too much to bear. And knowing he wasn’t calling me anytime soon was just killing me.”

She also writes about sending flowers in Alexander's memory. “I sent 20 white Irises. Travis always told me that he liked the name Iris for a girl…He liked Ivan for a boy’s name. If I ever have a son, I’ll name him Alexander.”

Arias wrote about Alexander in an online guestbook for his memorial. 
“Thank you for having the courage to share the Gospel with me. You’ve had one of the greatest impacts on my life, and have forever altered its course for the better. I love you, my friend, and always will.”

Since writing these things, Jodi has admitted to shooting Alexander in the face, stabbing him more than two dozen times and slitting his throat from ear to ear. Arias says she did it because Alexander was enraged and she was afraid for her life.

The prosecution rested its case Thursday. Both sides return to the courtroom on January 28 for an evidentiary hearing before the defense begins presenting its case.

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