September 2006 – Travis Alexander met Jodi Arias at a conference in Las Vegas. At the time, Alexander was a 30-year-old motivational speaker and legal-insurance salesman. Arias, then 28, was living in Yreka, Calif., and was trying to make it as a saleswoman and an independent photographer. The two had an instant connection and spoke on the phone every day. Court records indicate that the couple exchanged 82,000 emails.
February 2, 2007 – Alexander and Arias began dating.
Feb 14, 2007 16:58– Arias email to TA:
I’m sorry that the last few days have bee so frustrating for you. I wish I could have offered you more consolation over the phone. I guess I was just at a little bit of a loss for words. And perhaps, a little bit intimidated, not necessarily because of how angry you were, but because I wasn’t sure how you would react to me trying to comfort you. I compare it to my own experiences, and I know that sometimes, I don’t want to hear it, I just want to yell and scream and vent (yes, I do on very rare occasions), and go through the motions until the situation plays itself out. Other times, I need comforting and to be told that every is OK. I wasn’t sure exactly what you were needing, so I just listened, and as the conversation evolved, my heart filled with compassion for you.
However, you already know the Secret. I don’t need to remind you. But you are so powerful, and you can turn this situation around at anytime. I found out, much to my regret, that my anger is very destructive. I’ve never beaten up anybody over it, but I’ve kicked holes in walls, kicked down doors, smashed windows, broken things. It hurts people and it hurts me. It lowers my vibration and attracts unwanted lower-vibrational situation and people into my life. So I strive every day to “be the bigger person” and be a living example and Choose the right and see everything through a filter of love. But it doesn’t always work that way! I mess up. Sometimes I forget who I am. But I will never stop striving to be Christ-like as much as I possibly can.
This morning, I woke up feeling awful. I called Darryl (only because I had to give him the phone number to our mortgage lender) and he said, “hey, I was just going to call you. Any change in your situation?” And that’s all he had to say. I lost it. [missing a small piece right here]
house, which is quickly spreading like cancer throughout other areas of my finances, and probably his, too. And I don’t want to focus on that, therefore, I haven’t wanted to talk to Darryl lately. Maybe you don’t need to know any of this, but I guess I’m telling you so you know it hasn’t been a great day for me either.
But there is one cool part to that story. After we hung up, I continued to cry for a few minutes. I was still in bed, still in my pajamas, feeling miserable and hopeless. And then suddenly a thought of you popped into my mind. It took me a second (really, only 1 second), and I ceased to cry, and I began to feel wonderful! I think I probably smiled! I remembered talking to you last night. I remembered your stirring voice. I remembered how freakin’ lucky I am that you are in my life! I think that those thoughts are literally what motivated me to get out of bed this morning and face the day. And although it hasn’t been the best day that I’ve had this week, it can only mean that it gets better from here! I’ve still got 4 more days left this week, and so do you!
If I had a magic wand and could change anything about today right now, I would use it to make your day brighter and 300% better. But just know that your problems and trials are making you better and stronger by the minute. It may be hard to imagine that (only because you are already so incredible!), but I can see it and I can envision it. Just keep breathing and keep stepping. We are human, we all falter, But everything is still prefect. Heavenly Father doesn’t make mistakes. This world is our classroom, and we are the students. The people and situations we bring into our experiences are like our teachers. Today’s lesson has been difficult and was not fun! But the general idea is that once we learn the lessons inherent in the situation, we don’t have to repeat them anymore! When you can find it in yourself to give thanks for the lessons, do it.
OK, I’m going to go now before you start calling me Esther Hicks. I might otherwise take it as a compliment, but coming from you, I know it wouldn’t be. (smiley face)
And I hope this makes you feel better: Just remember that no matter how ugly it gets, I’m only a phone call away. I am ALWAYS here for you. YOU MEAN THE WORLD TO ME!!! AND YOU ALWAYS WILL!
Happy Valentine’s Day, Baby
June 29, 2007 – Alexander and Arias broke up. Although they were no longer dating, the couple maintained a physical relationship. Weeks later, Arias moved to Arizona, where she waited tables and cleaned Alexander’s home for extra cash.
[added by Deborah] AUGUST JOURNAL ENTRIES
August 2, 2007 8AM I LOVE HIM. I could not possibly love him not, though I wish I could stop. Turn it off like a light switch. Duct tape it down so it can’t be turned back on. Or better yet, just cut the circuit. Cut off it’s life source, Make it dead in a second. Lifeless. A meaningless network of wires that do and mean nothing.
August 26, 2007 Well, I guess it’s a good thing that nobody else reads this, because I write right now that I love Travis Victor Alexander so completely that I don’t know another way to be. I wish I did because at times my heart is sick and saddened over all that has come to pass, I don’t understand it and at times I still have a hard time believing it. He makes me sick and he makes me happy. He makes me sad and he makes me miserable, and he makes me feel uplifted and beautiful. All in all I shouldn’t be wording it as if he makes me feel those things. It all originates w/in. All of my darkness is a result of my own creation, it is the fruit of my thoughts planted continuously and w/ too much repetition.
August 26, 2007 I wish I could just die. I wish suicide was a way out. But it is no escape. I wouldn’t feel any more pain though if I could just stop existing and have my consciousness dissolved into nothingness, and my energy recycled into something useful, for I am of little use to the world right now through no fault of my own.
June 29, 2007 – Jodi and Travis break up.
December 2007 – Alexander began dating another woman. He allegedly told friends that Arias was so jealous that she slashed the tires on his vehicle twice. After those incidents, his new girlfriend received a harassing email from a “John Doe.” Alexander suspected that Arias was responsible.
January 8, 2008 – Arias, according to prosecutors, sent this text to Alexander: “Ahhh!! I fell asleep! But to answer your question, yes I want to grind you. And I want to be LOUD. And I want to give you a nice, warm ‘mouth hug’ too. :)”
January 18, 2008 – Arias, according to prosecutors, sent this text to Alexander: “My p—y is SO WET.”
March 2008 – Arias and Alexander visited several states together, including Oklahoma and Texas.
March 30, 2008 (or sometime in April):
“Do not call back… I’m sick of you playing stupid and dealing with your childish issues. Bitter feelings are brewing in me for you, and if it keep up I fear I will have a genuine dislike for you before I have a revenge.”
The message continued, “You don’t care about anything that doesn’t involve you, and I’m sick of it, and I don’t want to deal with any of it… It’s wearing me out and if it continues, just like I have to give you motivation to tell me the truth I’ll give you motivation to quit screwing with me.”
Early April 2008 – Arias moved from Arizona to California.
April 6, 2008
Jodi sent Travis a text which Jodi claims she meant for her imaginary friend Steve Carrol. (Movie reference 40 year old Virgin) Jodi sent Travis the text meant for Steve. Travis was angry at Jodi attempt to engage Travis with more of her lies.
This is the Text from TA to JA in regards to (fake story) about Steve Carrol:
“Do not call me. And do not text me anything. The next text I want is this Michelle K that is friends with Elena, that nobody knows, but knows details about my life. Not one other thing ever. Until you have that information. It would only take 15 mins to get that info, but you won’t because it’s a f—-kind lie. So either text that you are ready to tell the truth or give me your imaginary friend with the worst BS story you have ever told or leave me alone. It’s a lie like no other. It’s freaking foolish. There is no way out of it. You have screwed up your story so bad, you can’t mend it. You are caught, when will you realize that? I do not know. You have until tomorrow, to have me this person’s information before I tell all the Hughes, Leslie Udy, the Freemans, your parents, and anyone else that matters about all the crazy you have done. So either fess up or feel the wrath. No matter how bad the truth is, I promise you the punishment will be better than the lie. This is worst than you magical e-mail that a mysterious man you’ve never seen before wrote for you. You insult me by thinking I’ll believe such crap, nothing else from you til the truth. I already know your lying so why continue. After tomorrow, its gonna get real bad for you. Time to spit it out.”
April 14, 2008 – TA writes his first blog post on http://travisalexander.blogspot.com/, titled “Travis Alexander’s Being Better Blog: This is just a bunch of random thoughts, excerpts from a book I am writing, or me being stupid.” Signs of mental anguish and recognizing his problems, trying very hard to move on?
April 16, 2008 – Alexander posted a blog entry stating, “This Year will be the Best year of my life. This is the year that will eclipse all others. I will earn more, learn more, travel more, serve more, love more, give more and be more than all the other years of my life combined. True other years now past have been at times magnificent but none like this. This is a year of metamorphosis, of growth and accomplishment that at previous was unimaginable. A year where the impossible become common place, and the unachievable become effortlessly achieved. Where I raise myself to heights only visited by the great men and women of this world and by so doing this year will be the best year of my life.”
April 20, 2008 – TA text: “I am at a night club right now and it helped me to come to the conclusion that you are one of the prettiest girls on the planet.”
April 21, 2008 – TA text: “Send me a naughty picture.”
April 27, 2008 – JA opens her blog on http://jodiarias.blogspot.com. Titled “Something to Think About: Random musings, observations and insights regarding everyday life and beyond.”
May 02, 2008 – TA wrote at 9:13 AM: “Remember this. That photoshoot is gonna be one of the best experiances [sic] of your life and mine. I haven’t stopped thinking about it, the pics ill [sic] take, the progressiveness of it, from very clean to very very dirty and everything in between. It will tell quite a story and be a lot of fun and not a day has gone by that I haven’t dreamt about driving my shaft long and hard into you. When I am all by [sic] lonesome I have no desire to think of anyone else in my scandilous [sic] fantasies because from my own experience nothing is even enjoyable compared to you. Because of that I spend a lot more time getting myself off. What you do and let me do to you puts me on another planet. You are the ultimate slut in bed. No wonder I blow enormous loads every time. I want to send one down your throat and another on your face and want to taste you as you ride my face I want to throughly [sic] work my tongue along every hole of your body. You are going to get taken like you have never been taken before. When its done the intensity will make your body feel like youve been raped but you will have enjoyed every delightful moment of it. You’ll
9:16 AM on 5/2: rejoice in being a whore thats sole purpose in life is to be mine to have animalistic sex with and to please me in any way I desire. I will rejoice in you get…”
May 4, 2008 – JA writes “Law of Attraction” post in her blog:
“About 6 months ago I stopped believing in the Law of Attraction, or at least the accuracy therein. And do you know what I found out? I found out that even when you don’t believe in it, it still continues to work with perfect precision!” (6 months ago is around the time of the alleged tire-slashing and jealousy of TA dating another woman?)
May 10, 2008 – Last JA blog entry: “This yearning I have is perhaps the yearning for it to explode into expression. To be fully expressed would be would mean ultimate gratification.”
May 16, 2008 – JA writes 3 page long (single-spaced) email to TA. “But my cry for a little recognition comes from a place within me that feels it was never adequately gratified in that it thirsted to be validated not just as some girl friend that you associated with, but as yourgirlfriend [sic].”
May 18, 2008 – Alexander posted the last blog entry, titled “Why I want to marry a Gold Digger.” “I did a little soul searching and realized that I was lonely … I realized it was time to adjust my priorities and date with marriage in mind … This type of dating to me is like a very long job interview and can be exponentially more mentally taxing. Desperately trying to find out if my date has an axe murderer penned up inside of her.”
May 19, 2008 – Travis sent these messages to Jodi:
what a freaking whore
You’re a laughing stock
don’t know how a heart beats in such a corrupted carcass
Hitler had more of a conscience than you
Your words are worthless
“he hates her”
“She ought to get tips for giving blowjobs”
“She never loved him”
“She’s got a slut’s job”
Who freaking cares about you? You’re worthless
Nothing but a liar
You’re a (EXPLETIVE DELETED)
You don’t care about anything but Jodi
Caused me more pain than the death of my father
Never dealt with a more solid form of evil
Nothing but a liar
Live a life identical to satan
You’re a bitch
Your lies make your life worthless
You’re taking up peoples air
You don’t care, you don’t know what horror you’ve cause me.
I was nothing more than a dildo with a heart beat to you.
May 26, 2008
Series of text messages from TA to JA
05/26/08 0759 Outgoing I sent you a response to your dire conversation, that I hope you read because you need to read it. Maybe it will spark human emotion in you, something that only seems to exist when it comes to your own problems. But everyone else is just a part of your sick agenda. By the way, your pic comment to Danny Jones makes you look like a pure whore, even more to the people who know you. You should be embarrased by it. If he knew what I knew about you he’d spit in ur face. So would everyone else. I have never never in my life been hurt so bad by someone. But why do I even say it because you don’t care. It doesn’t serve your evilness.
05/26/08 0835 Outgoing You couldn’t get off your lazy butt to to read it could you. That’s the sociopath I know so well. It freakin figures.
05/26/08 0911 Outgoing I don’t want your apology I want you to understand how evil I think you are. You are the worst thing that ever happened to me.
05/26/08 0914 Outgoing You are a sociopath. You only cry for yourself. You have never cared out me and you have betrayed me worse than any example I could conjour you are sick and you have scamed me.
05/26/08 0916 Incoming I don’t have an email from you? Which email did you send it to?
05/26/08 0916 Outgoing Ur facebook
05/26/08 0917 Incoming Hmmm, I didn’t get an email notice about it but I’ll check it now.
May 28, 2008 – Kevin Friedman, a police officer with the Yreka, Calif. Police Department, investigated the reported theft of a .25 caliber gun, $30 in cash, a stereo and a DVD player from Arias’ grandparents’ home.
June 2008 – During the first week of June 2008, Alexander told friends that he suspected Arias had hacked into his Facebook account. He allegedly said that he told her to stay out of his life forever.
June 2, 2008
1-3 am – Arias called TA four times. These calls were very short, the longest was 17 seconds.
3 am – TA called JA twice. The first call is just under 18 minutes. The second is about 41 minutes.
4:03 am – Arias called TA, the call lasts for two minutes, 48 seconds.
8 am – picked up a car from Budget Rent-a-Car in Redding, Calif.
4:03 pm and 5:28 pm – Arias called TA twice, each call lasts several minutes.
June 3, 2008
12:57 pm – 17 sec call to TA.
1:51 pm – 2 min 50 sec call to TA.
8:16 pm – 2 min 9 sec call to TA.
9-10 pm – Ryan Burns says Arias called around that time and told him she was on her way to Utah.
June 4, 2008
4am – Arias told police she arrived at TA’s house in the early morning. She says TA was waiting for her and watching YouTube videos. Arias says TA wanted to have sex, but she was tired so they went to sleep.
1pm – Arias says she and TA woke up and had sex, took nude photos in his bedroom and had rough sex in his home office. That same afternoon the last outgoing call was made from TA’s phone.
5:22 pm – Arias begins taking pictures of TA in the shower.
10:30-11pm – Arias calls Ryan Burns and then calls TA’s phone three times between the Arizona and Nevada border.
Sources: Huffington Post, Websleuths, CNN, Youtube trial videos and other personal research.