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Jodi Arias Trial Update: Jurors Cry Listening To Travis Alexander’s Family Members

Jodi Arias Trial Update: Jurors Cry Listening To Travis Alexander’s Family Members

05/17/2013

Jurors were left in tears after listening to the stories of loss from the family members of the late Travis Alexander, who was murdered by Jodi Arias in 2008. Arias, who was convicted of first-degree murder last week by these jurors, will soon have her sentencing decided by them.

In their gripping testimony, Alexander’s surviving family members detailed how their lives have been impacted by his gruesome death at Arias’ hands. Travis's sister Samantha revealed that their grandmother, who raised Travis, died around the time of the jury selection when her health continued to fail after her loss."Travis was the glue in our family," Samantha stated.

"Travis was our strength, our beacon of hope, our motivation," she added through tears. "Our lives will never be the same. [...] We would give anything to have him back."

Steven Alexander, Travis’s younger brother, revealed that following the loss of his older brother, he’s been hospitalized for ulcers and is now separated from his wife. He marveled at how his brother, who had survived both motorcycle and car crashes, could have died such a horrible death. "The nature of my brother's murder has had a major impact on me. It's even invaded my dreams," Steven told the jurors. "I've had nightmares about somebody coming after me with a knife, then going after my wife and my daughter."

Following the Alexander siblings’ testimony, the jurors were meant to hear from Arias’s character witnesses. However, after a delay, the judge announced that the trial was “unable to proceed.” It has been adjourned until Monday.

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