For What Crime Was Jodie Arias on Trial?

Jodi Arias was arrested in California on July 15, 2008 on suspicion of first-degree murder, and was extradited to Arizona on September 5, 2008 to face the charges. She was found guilty of first degree murder on May 8, 2013.

On June 9, 2008, Travis Alexander's body was discovered in his home in Mesa, Arizona, with multiple stab wounds and ballistic trauma to the back of his head. According to Alexander's friends, he was being stalked by an ex-girlfriend, Jodi Arias. The police searched Alexander's home and found a digital camera, a spent .25 caliber round near the master bathroom sink, and a bloody hand print that contained the DNA of both Alexander and Arias. The police were able to recover deleted photos from the camera, which included explicit photos of Jodi Arias and showed Alexander in the shower moments before the attack.