Jodi Arias’ tone of voice and her body language were defiant up until the end.When she states her case in her defiant overly self confident and arrogant tone, you see her shoulders straight as she has her head up and stands erect. But then after the verdict is read and she suddenly realizes she will never get out of prison alive and be a free woman, her body language demeanor dramatically changes, with her being next to tears, slouched posture, and head forward with neck extended in resignation.
It shows that Jodi actually thought she would manipulate the judge during her final statements and have the judge give her 25 years so that she would be a free woman by the time she was in her 50’s.
As the sentence was being handed down, Jodi did not move as Judge Steve’s spoke . She stood there as stiff as a board which indicates to me that she was in shock at the judge’s decision and that she actually believed the judge would grant her eventual freedom.
But then Jodi began to crack. as we can see from her body language and her facial expression right after she processed that she didn’t get what she wanted and would never smell freedom again. Her shoulders began to slunch forward in resignation and submissiveness as the reality of her situation was setting in. There was also severe tension around her jaw and lip area as though she wanted to cry.
Then we see the tension in her lower facial muscles as they bulge out, her nose becomes red, her eyebrows raise raise and forehead crinkle and eyes water as shown in the photo above. Jodi is crying. Although she is trying to hold it together for her image, the media and the the public not seeing her natural reaction, she cannot do so. He body belies her true feelings of anger and frustration that she did not get what she wanted from the sentencing- being a free woman after a period of time.
But let’s go back to what happened before Judge Steven’s sentenced her and look at her mother’s behavior.
When we heard Jodi Aria’s mother speak at the sentencing trial, we also heard defiance in her voice as well as she spoke. She said that her daughter was wrongly incarcerated as she said ” seven years ago she was incarcerated because she wanted to live” What??? No, Mrs. Aria, your daughter was incarcerated because she macerated her lover’s body and shot him in the head as he bled to death in agony in a shower. Next she stated. “they can cage her, they can strip her of her rights but they can never take away her beautiful soul.” Beautiful soul ? Mrs. Arias, a beautiful soul is not someone who did what she did to Travis with 27 stab wounds and a bullet to the head as well as all of the lying and manipulating as we saw her do often. After hearing Mrs. Arias finally speak, we not only see how she is in clear denial. We get a glimpse as to why Jodi may have turned out the way she did. No doubt her mother was in denial about Jodi her entire life and refused to see Jodi’s abberant behaviors.
The fact that Arias’ mother smiled as she walked up in front of Judge Stevens to speak on her daughter’s behalf was chilling and validates how much in denial she appears to be in.
When Jodi Arias finally spoke at her sentencing hearing the tone of her voice was cold, defiant. She managed to take one last sadistic stab in tormenting at Travis and his family so they can never have any peace of mind. When prosecutor Juan Martinez said that Travis’ family hoped that he was unconscious when Jodi took that knife to him for the last time, Jodi responded to Martinez’ statesment in graphic detail. She said ” I remember the last time when the knife went into Travi’s throat and he was conscious.”
That statement says it all about who Jodi Arias is- a sadistic, mean, hateful creature with no remorse who’s comment was designed to torture the family who had hoped their brother died with no pain at the end. But Jodi made sure that they knew that he was in pain and was not unconscious.
She then paused for several seconds, took a deep breath where she raised her shoulders ( a body signal of deception) and went on to say ” He still tried to attack me.” Considering the physical shape Travis was in at the time, it is highly doubtful that he was trying to attack her at that moment. She then goes on to say, It was I who was trying to get away, not Travis.” She then says I never wanted it to be that way Judge…. ” She doesn’t say your honor or Judge Stevens. Instead she calls her judge which is another clear act of the passive aggressive defiance on Arias’ part.
When she said she was remorseful for the enormous pain she caused people who loved Travis. it was said in a matter of fact monotone voice devoid of emotion. After what she said about Travis being conscious and in essence feeling the pain at the time of his murder, there was no remorse on her part at all.
As she makes this incredulous statement, look at what Judge Steven’s is doing. The judge cocks her head in disbelief which is an indicator that she is well aware that Jodi is feeling no remorse for her brutal actions.
After hearing the coldness in Aria’s voice, her lack of remorse and her meanness and cruel sadistic actions, she should not be allowed to live. The lone juror who voted that she not be put to death did not show up to court while all other 11 jurors showed up wearing blue in support of Travis; family as they sat in their old seats in the jury box That was telling and very moving. The dissenting juror was as cowardly and sadistic as Jodi Arias by not showing up and representing her decision.
But unknowingly the one dissenting juror, thinking she was doing Jodi a huge service by sparing her life, will no doubt have turned out to do Jodi no favor at all. Jodi will suffer tremendously.
In the courtroom, immediately after the sentencing one of Travis’ sisters yelled “burn in hell” This may be exactly what will happen to Jodi as she now makes her way to her new home of 86 square feet
with a view from Jodi’s cell looking like this.
.Past prisoners have found Jodi’s new home a living hell.The heat alone and being put out in metal cages when the hot Arizona sun is blistering down upon them is a hell in itself.
But Jodi will be allowed education classes and counseling sessions. No doubt she will get attention from the media at the various anniversaries of her sentencing. And she will be allowed to interact with other prisoners where she has the opportunity to try her skills at manipulating them behind bars. But she will often meet her match as there are many Jodi Aria’s types which will surround her and try their hand at manipulating her.
Because Jodi is so high profile it is a real possibility that another lifer with zero to lose who is sick of the whole process may try to kill Jodi for the notoriety. Others may want to mess hr up and may be willing to face the consequences. One thing is for sure, her arrogance and” I’m better and smarter than you” attitude along with her perceived “high falootin'” vocabulary and hyper articulation of her words will not be well received.
Based ont he way Jodi has presented herself thus far, she will not do well in prison, especiallyw hen it comes to interacting with others. As Travis’ sister wished, Jodi will rot in hell behind bars.
Now that she has been sentenced, there will of course be appeals. But it is my view that no one mention this fame seeing sociopath again- that no specials or anniversary shows be made to boost television ratings and magazine sales. There is NOTHING more that can be said about Jodi unless she dies behind bars. We have heard it all – all her lies and all her psychopathology. Her celebrity infamy needs to end now.
Jodi Arias was an attractive white young female who murdered an ex boyfriend ,who in essence rejected her but still continued to have sex with her. She killed him out of anger and revenge and then claimed she had nothing to do with it. She got caught, tried, sentenced and will now be put away for her crime for the rest of her life. This type of thing is not new and has happened many times to many people all around the world.
The perpetrator is punished, never to be thought of again. But it is the media that has made Jodi Arias into a star from the sensationalism of 48 hours to other shows. The media needs to stop and not revisit this mental case and we need to stop watching and paying attention to Jodi and her soon to be tortured life behind bars.