The trial of Jodi Arias began last week, and the photos of the crime scene were recently shown to the jury.
Arias is standing trial for murdering her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander in 2008 in Mesa, Arizona.
Alexander, a Mormon motivational speaker, ended his 5-month relationship with Arias in 2007, and Alexander’s family says she began stalking him. He reportedly even told them he believed Arias had gotten into his Facebook account somehow.
After he began dating another woman in December 2007, Alexander told family and friends Arias slashed his tires on two separate occasions. Still, despite her alleged behavior, Alexander was reportedly involved in a sexual relationship with Arias in the months prior to his murder.
On June 9th, 2007, after not hearing from their friend in days, two of Alexander’s friends went to his house to check up on him. When they entered they found his body on the floor of his bloody bathroom. It was later determined he had been dead since June 4.
After changing her story a number of times (first she claimed she was not at the home, then said she was present, but saw two people kill Alexander) Arias eventually confessed to killing Alexander but said it was in self-defense, as he was abusive.
Arias has entered a plea of not guilty. If found guilty, she faces the death penalty.
Caution: some of the photos below are graphic.
Above: the last photo of Travis Alexander. It was allegedly taken by Arias just before she shot him in the face and stabbed him 27 times.