Travis Alexander's family is about to hear from his killer. Jodi Arias will address the court Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. ET. They are the kind of words that still bring back rage for Marc Klaas.
In 1996, his daughter's killer, Richard Allen Davis, made a horrific statement before being sentenced to death: "The main reason I know I didn't attempt any lewd act that night was because of a statement the young girl made to me while walking her up the embankment, 'Just don't do me like my dad.'"
Klaas lashed out after hearing this in open court and had to be restrained by guards. Seventeen years later, the wounds are still fresh. "He had already killed my daughter, and I heard some noises coming out of my mother, who was two seats away from me, and I thought, 'This son of a b **** is killing my mom right now,'" Klaas told Kyra Phillips on Raising America. "I wanted to kill him. After the way he assassinated my character, I wanted him dead."
Davis remains on death row in California.
Klaas told Kyra he had spoken to Travis Alexander's family. "You don't have to let go of your anger. You can hate this woman as much as you want for the rest of your lives. You don't have to forgive. I, personally, believe that forgiveness is far overrated in our society. And, quite frankly, the only person that should be able to forgive Jodi Arias would be Travis, and unfortunately, she slaughtered Travis... I hope that the jury sentences her to death."