On Wednesday night, HLN’s Dr. Drew and his special guests discussed the series of television interviews Jodi Arias granted shortly after asking the jury to spare her life.
After hearing much of what Arias had to say, Dr. Drew told his panel that he was having an emotional reaction.
“I need the 'Behavior Bureau' to analyze me. I actually felt sympathetic. A human being's life was on the line … but today, I'm infuriated. I'm beside myself. I'm so angry with this woman. I feel like everybody else does now. She flips us into this. What is happening to me?”
Clinical psychologist Cheryl Arutt responded, “I think that my there is a sociopath/psychopath component and a borderline component -- and when we're in touch with the borderline piece of her, we feel compassion because we're tuned into that. But when the psychopath/the sociopath kicks in and that disconnect happens, that is when I think it grabs us.”
Arias was convicted of first-degree murder two weeks ago in the brutal slaying of her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander. A jury continues to deliberate on whether she will get life or death.