Jodi Arias' grandmother perhaps summed up why the 32-year old beauty ended up killing her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander.
Early in the Lifetime movie, Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret, Jodis' grandmother is shown talking to Jodi and telling her that she has a terrible track record of picking boyfriends who only want her for sex and then dump her.
Jodi attempts to explain to her grandmother how Travis Alexander was different from all the rest and that he really cares for her.
Alexander is seen later in the flick telling Jodi he never told her he loved her and she had mistaken lust for love.
Arias begins to stalk and harass Alexander and finally stabs him 29 times in his shower as well as slitting his throat and then firing one shot into his head.
A jury found Jodi Arias guilty of first degree murder, but was deadlocked on the sentencing phase of the trial requiring a new jury to determine if she gets the death penalty or is sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
At a post-conviction hearing last week, Jodi Arias appeared in court wearing a prison jumpsuit and shackles and even managed to smile and laugh and mouth the words "I love you" to her parents.
Arias' nonchalant approach to her future has led this former reporter to speculate she may have come to terms with a life behind bars for the rest of her life and appears to possibly welcome the verdict as a way of keeping her from anymore destructive relationships and taming the lust which was driving her from one bad relationship to another since she turned 15 and moved out of her home in Wyreka, California.
She recently tweeted on Twitter that she may try to make a deal to avoid the death penalty in return for agreeing to wave all appellate issues.
Arias had a long history in her short life of going from one abusive relationship to another and she may have come to grips with her addiction and realizes a life behind bars will be the only way she will ever manage to keep from entering into a another destructive relationship.
It is a harsh step to take, but only Jodi Arias has the power to refuse any judicial help and will settle for a life in prison than have to deal with the demons of lust and jealousy which have controlled her short life.
Bill Corcoran, Chicago