Jodi Arias says her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander “flipped out” when she dropped his new camera in the shower while taking pictures of him in 2008.
“He lifted me up as he was screaming that I was a stupid idiot. And he body slammed me again on the tile. He told me that a 5-year-old can hold a camera better than I can,” said Arias. She claims this fight over Alexander’s camera culminated in her killing him in self-defense.
Arias and Alexander took sexually explicit pictures of each other on June 4, 2008, the day he died. Arias said she took those pictures of him in the shower because they “were going for a certain effect for the pictures and the water.” Alexander died minutes after Arias took those pictures of him in the shower. Alexander was shot in the head, stabbed multiple times and his neck was slit from ear to ear.
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Alexander’s new camera was a Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H9. The camera is currently being sold on Amazon for $1,499.99, but likely cost more in 2008 when Alexander bought it.
Police found the camera in the washing machine, after it had been washed along with Alexander’s sheets. Investigators uncovered the explicit pictures on the camera, including pictures that had been deleted.
The time-stamped pictures on the camera have provided a timeline of the events that lead up to Alexander’s death. The camera also included pictures that appear to have been taken accidently of Alexander’s wounded body with Arias’ foot in the background.
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The photographs found on Alexander’s camera may prove to be critical evidence that could help decide her guilt or innocence.