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Why did Jodi Arias kill?

  • Jane's new book is 'Exposed: The Secret Life of Jodi Arias'
  • It is the definitive account of the Jodi Arias murder trial
  • 'Exposed' will be released August 20, but you can pre-order your copy now
  • A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Travis Alexander’s charities and an animal charity.


Why did Jodi Arias brutally murder Travis Alexander? In her new book, Exposed: The Secret Life of Jodi Arias, Jane Velez-Mitchell speaks to people who knew both Travis Alexander and Jodi Arias and discovers some stunning new information that gets to the 'deeper why' behind this shocking murder. Some of these details have never been reported before. 

The next hearing for Jodi Arias is scheduled for August 26.

Arias was convicted of first-degree murder and the jury decided she murdered Travis Alexander in a "cruel manner," making the death penalty a possibility. But the jury could not agree on whether to sentence Jodi Arias to death or life in prison. Now, with Arias' life in the balance, will there be a retrial for the penalty phase or will the two sides come to some sort of deal? We may find out at the next hearingon August 26, and HLN will have full coverage

Before that important hearing, get caught up on the trial that fascinated the country with Jane Velez-Mitchell's new book, EXPOSED: The Secret Life of Jodi Arias. As well as being the definitive account of the trial, Jane spoke to people close to both Jodi Arias and Travis Alexander and has uncovered information never before revealed. 

Jane Velez-Mitchell covered the Jodi Arias trial from gavel to gavel and reported live from the courthouse in Arizona when Arias was found guilty of murdering her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander.  Now, Jane has used her reporting, along with access to friends of both Jodi Arias and Travis Alexander to put together the definitive account of the Jodi Arias murder trial. 

In EXPOSED: The Secret Life of Jodi Arias, Jane brings her Emmy Award winning journalism to offer new details and fresh insights into the bizarre, twisted, and utterly fascinating Jodi Arias murder trial. Exposed will be released on August 20, 2013. Find out more information about Exposed here -- you can pre-order your copy now. Click here to buy from Amazon or here to buy from Barnes & Noble. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Travis Alexander’s charities and an animal charity. 

"Using insider accounts from friends who knew Travis and Jodi, Jane turns her sharply-focused lens on Arias and offers her seasoned perspective on the case’s most pressing questions. Separating fact from fiction, she reports on the unusual and explicit stories that have both shocked and fascinated the American public—from Jodi’s romantic history before meeting Travis, to their torrid sex life together, to the complicated role their Mormon faith played in the relationship’s demise. With unbridled access to the evidence and the case’s key players, Jane unearths Jodi’s contentious life with those closest to her, examining the paranoid and erratic behavior behind each relationship and illustrating the disturbing pattern of a murderer in the making."

For more on this story, watch Jane Velez-Mitchell weeknights at 7 p.m. ET on HLN. Follow the show on Facebook and follow Jane on Twitter.  Pre-order Jane’s new book “Exposed: The Secret Life of Jodi Arias” here

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