As the court decides whether to sentence convicted murderer Jodi Arias to death for the 2008 killing of her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander, the victim’s brother and sister delivered tear-filled statements pleading for justice and describing how their sibling’s murder has “tortured” the family.
The victim’s sister Samantha Alexander struggled through tears as she described how their grandmother could not bear the loss of Travis and died before the murder trial ever occurred. Her brother, Steven, shared an emotional description of Travis’ guiding philosophy and how he sought to do good with his life.
“He will never get to do that because he was so brutally ripped from this world,” Steven said through tears.
“He was our strength, our constant beacon of hope,” Samantha said, describing how her brother helped the entire family deal with the loss of their parents.
Occasional cutaways to Jodi Arias revealed the defendant tearing up as she listened to the Alexander siblings describe how her actions have significantly devastated their family.
Watch below, via HLN:
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