Jodi Arias Says She Shot Ex by Mistake, Doesn't Recall Stabbing Him
Accused murderer Jodi Arias took the stand today and revealed shocking new details about the day her ex, Travis Alexander, was shot in the face and stabbed 27 times.
Arias previously testified that she had stopped to see Alexander while on a road trip and the pair had sex and engaged in a racy photo shoot. Today, she continued to describe the events of June 4, 2008, explaining that Travis became angry during the rendezvous and began chasing her. She ran into a closet to get away and that's when she grabbed his gun.
"When I grabbed the gun, I ran out of the closet," she said. "He was chasing me. I turned around... and pointed it at him with both of my hands. Like a linebacker, he got kind of low and grabbed my waist… the gun went off."
Jodi claimed she didn't know he'd been hit and that he was screaming “Gonna f**king kill you, b**ch." That's when she thought, “Crap, he's really going to be pissed now.”
Arias told the court she had no memory of snapping pictures during or after the altercation and added, "I have no memory of stabbing him.”
The 32-year-old, who faces the death penalty if convicted, said she tried to cover up her actions after the altercation by disposing of the gun and leaving a voicemail on Travis' cell phone.
For more of today's testimony, watch below for the live stream.