- Jul 5, 2011
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Although she's now been convicted, I just can't help but feeling especially sad about this situation. Travis is dead. He never had the chance to do the things he wanted, get married, have a family, etc. I wish I didn't know who Travis or Jodi was; because I wish this never happened.
I'm not against the DP. I know this will not be a popular opinion, but I'm actually finding myself feeling somewhat sorry for Jodi. She's a disgusting monster. A hideous person. But I feel a tinge of sadness that a 32 year old is facing the death penalty. Why couldn't Jodi get help for her problems? Why couldn't she have just moved on from Travis?
She deserves the DP, no doubt. If someone says otherwise, I urge them to view the pictures of Travis' injuries. I'll snap out of this, I know. I'm just feeling sad over this situation.
I completely agree with you and understand what you are saying and feel. After the CA trial I got totally involved in reading true crime stories, mostly in an attempt to try to understand what motivates some people to do what they do. For the most part, what I read was just factual accounts as to what happened but it wasn't until I started reading about Ted Bundy that I found myself feeling "sad" that a person could evolve into such a monster, similar to how you feel/felt about Jodi.
This led me into reading books about the profiling of murderers - how the FBI came up with this concept, what goes into the profile and how it helps pinpoints the perpetrator. This is all well and good but it still didn't help me understand how someone comes to the point that they would kill; this would have left me with the path to studying the psychology of a criminal mind and I just wasn't up to that task.
There were a number of things about Bundy's early years that would have been worth scrutinizing in much more detail but that never happened. We know a lot more about JA's early years but, in reality, still not enough to understand how she came to be what she is - a cold blooded murderer.
But whatever happened to Ted Bundy, Jodi Arias or any other killer to make them do this, I end up saying to myself...there but for the grace of God go I.