Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Arias Murder Trial Tests Battered-Women’s Defense | Womens eNews

Was Jodi Arias victim of abuse? According to a domestic violence expert who testified last week, the answer might be affirmative. testified about previously undisclosed emails from Travis Alexander's close friends that indicate he had a history of being abusive, reported .

"They have basically advised Ms. Arias to move on from the relationship . . . that Mr. Alexander has been abusive to women," psychotherapist LaViolette testified. LaViolette was referencing email exchanges between Arias, Alexander and his longtime friends Chris and Sky Hughes.

In one of the emails, Alexander called himself a sociopath and Arias a "booty call," the online publication reported .
The email's contents were outlined in court records filed in January, 2011 according to another report, with the following statements: "A response from Mr. Hughes . . . wherein he asserts that he believes Jodi would be his (Travis') next victim and that Jodi was just another girl that he (Travis) was playing" and "that Alexander considered Arias to be a "booty call."

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Arias Murder Trial Tests Battered-Women’s Defense | Womens eNews

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