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Arias' mom: 'Jodi has mental problems'

  • Watch 'HLN After Dark: The Jodi Arias Trial' at 10 p.m. on HLN
  • Jodi Arias is accused of killing her ex-boyfriend, Travis Alexander; she claims self-defense
  • Alexander was shot, stabbed multiple times and his throat was slit from ear to ear

When court is done for the day, the conversation is only just beginning. Watch HLN’s newest hit show "HLN After Dark: The Jodi Arias Trial" nightly at 10 p.m. on HLN.

"Dr. Drew On Call" has just received never-before-seen police interrogation video of Jodi Arias’ parents, Sandra and William, being interviewed by Mesa, Arizona, Detective Esteban Flores, the lead investigator in the case of Travis Alexander's slaying.

In this clip, Flores tells Sandra Arias that her daughter wasn’t willing to explain the fact that evidence placed her at Alexander's home the day of the killing.

“I talked to her [Jodi Arias] and she told me she was going to Utah and she came back and she was fine,” Sandra Arias said, adding, “So how could somebody -- you say she did this -- how could she come back and just be normal?”

She continued, “Jodi has mental problems. Jodi would freak out all the time. I had quite a few of her friends call me and tell me that I needed to get her some help. One called me in the middle of the night and told me that she needed help.”

Jodi Arias says she had to kill Alexander, her ex-boyfriend, in self-defense in June of 2008 at his Mesa, Arizona home -- even though she had initially given authorities different stories about the circumstances surrounding his death. She faces the death penalty if convicted of first-degree murder.

SEE MORE VIDEO: Arias' dad: Jodi was a strange person

"Dr. Drew On Call" airs Monday through Thursday on HLN at 9 p.m. ET.  Follow the show on Facebook and Twitter @DrDrewHLN.


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