Jealousy is a deadly attitude which can easily change the path of one’s destiny within a twinkle of an eye as was the case of Jodi Arias Bikini, who out of jealousy became a murder perpetrator. In 2013, Bikini made the headlines of several media outlets when she was convicted of first-degree murder and was sentenced to life in prison without parole. The sentence was for the crime of murdering her ex-boyfriend, Travis Alexander out of jealous rage On the 4th of June 2008, after learning that he wanted to date another woman.
Alexander was an American who worked as a salesperson for the multilevel marketing company, Prepaid Legal Services and was also a motivational speaker. Read on as we unravel more facts that you need to know about the incidence that led to his demise and his convicted murderer ex.
Jodi Arias Bikini – Biography
Jodi Arias Bikini was born to William Arias and Sandra Dee Allen in Salinas, California, US on the 9th of July 1980. She is the eldest child of her parents and has three siblings. She had her elementary education at Yreka High Schoo but didn’t graduate because she dropped out. She was working at Casa Ramos in Yreka before her murder case erupted.
Other Facts About Jodi Arias Bikini
1. Her Affair with Travis Alexander
Bikini first got acquainted with her deceased ex-boyfriend, Travis Alexander at a Pre-Paid Legal Services (PPL) conference in Las Vegas, Nevada held in 2006. In the following year, the duo started dating and as a result of the relationship, Jodi Arias Bikini relocated to Mesa, where Alexander was residing.
Almost soon after, she moved back to stay with her grandparents in Yreka, California, which made the relationship a long distance affair. According to Alexander’s friends, the love affair was so tumultuous and at some point, their deceased friend got fed up with the relationship and decided to call it off and move on to someone else. This was apparently the beginning of the end for him.
2. The Murder and its Consequences
When Alexander complained that he was fed up with the love affair which was stressing him out on a daily basis, he eventually wound up dead with 29 stab wounds, a slit throat and a gunshot to the head. Evidence soon pointed to Arias Bikini who was soon arrested. During the trial, Bikini first denied that she had anything to do with the death of her ex-boyfriend. Then she admitted that she was at the scene of the murder but didn’t actually carry out the insidious act. She further stated that two people attacked them at Alexander’s house and killed him.
After two years in custody, Jodi Arias Bikini finally pleaded guilty to the charges against her but insisted that she murdered Travis Alexander out of self-defense. She stated that her ex-boyfriend had a violent temper which resulted in her being a victim of domestic violence. She went on to narrate how she had been physically abused by the deceased on several occasions. However, despite her pleas, Jodi Arias Bikini was convicted of first-degree murder on the 8th of May 2013 and was handed a life sentence without the possibility of parole on 13th April 2015.
3. TV Show
Following the publicity of her murder case and trial, Jodi Arias Bikini’s case was featured as evidence of a death penalty trial in an episode of 48 Hours Mystery: Picture Perfect.
4. Social Media Fame
The notorious murderer’s case became a social media circus in 2013 being that her trials were broadcast live. Two years after her conviction, Bikini was reportedly receiving marriage proposals on a weekly basis while chatting with her fans on Skype from her cell.
5. Her Height
The California born stands at a height of 5 feet 5 inches (1.66 m) which is an average height for an American female.
Where Is She Now?
Following her conviction for the murder of the American salesman, Travis Alexander on the 4th of June 2008, Jodi Arias Bikini was sentenced to life imprisonment at the Arizona State Prison Complex – Perryville. The sentence is without the possibility of parole and she is still serving it till date.
In May 2016, the Arizona convict was speculated to be gearing towards having a wedding ceremony with a male inmate at the Arizona State Prison Complex. However, the wedding is yet to take place as the convicted killer has not given any further update on the behind bars wedding.