Interrogation video shows Arias insisting she didn't do it - New York News

Interrogation video shows Arias insisting she didn't kill Alexander

Posted: Updated:
PHOENIX -

Jodi Arias drove close to 3,000 miles in the days before and after Travis Alexander's murder -- and even met with another love interest in Utah days after the crime.

Those are just a few of the details emerging from the courtroom Wednesday.

The man who rented to Jodi Arias told the jury her was surprised to see she had driven so many miles. Initially she told him she was staying the area near Redding, California where she rented the car.

The most dramatic testimony Wednesday came from the Mesa Police detective who interrogated Arias. Prosecutors played the tapes in court.

Detective Esteban Flores went to California to interview Jodi Arias back in 2008. In one of their final interviews, Arias continued to claim she didn't kill 30-year-old Travis Alexander.

"So you are going to continue to tell me you did not do this to him," said Det. Flores.

"I did not kill Travis," Arias replied.

The detective continued to press Arias, saying the evidence doesn't support her story that two intruders killed Alexander, shooting him and stabbing close to 30 times.

"If I had it in me to kill him, the least I could have done is make it humane as possible and quick or something," she said.

Arias eventually changed her story, admitting to killing Alexander but doing so in self-defense. Her attorney attacked the detective's interview strategy in court Wednesday.

"At that point when I was interviewing her I was kind of reaching at things, trying to figure out where she was going with the story, so of course I would reach out and try to see where she is coming from," said Flores.

The jury also had a few questions for the detective -- including if any knives were missing from Alexander's Mesa home. None were missing. And where were his roommates at the time of the murder? Both were gone.

In that interrogation video, just before the detective leaves, he gives Arias once last chance to open up.

Flores: "Is that how you want to leave it. You want to stop here and that is how you want to leave it."

Arias: "I know I didn't take Travis' life."

Flores: "I know you did."

Arias: "I know you don't believe me."

Flores: "I don't believe you."

Also on the stand today was a police officer who pulled Arias over in Utah for driving her rental car with the license plate attached upside down. He said he had never pulled someone over for that before.

The trial continues.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Friday Night Live: August 29, 2014

    Friday Night Live: August 29, 2014

    Friday, August 29 2014 11:14 PM EDT2014-08-30 03:14:33 GMT

    This is Fox 5's Friday Night Live, a weekly celebration of the end of the work week. All summer long, the Fox 5 team brings you the latest in entertainment, nightlife, food, and music in our area. In this jam-packed episode: Electric Zoo Festival, Beth Shak, Richard Albrecht, Kathy Wakile, and Moses Laboy .

    This is Fox 5's Friday Night Live, a weekly celebration of the end of the work week. All summer long, the Fox 5 team brings you the latest in entertainment, nightlife, food, and music in our area. In this jam-packed episode: Electric Zoo Festival, Beth Shak, Richard Albrecht, Kathy Wakile, and Moses Laboy .


  • Cocktails with Moses Laboy

    Cocktails with Moses Laboy

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:49 PM EDT2014-08-30 02:49:46 GMT
    Mixologist Moses Laboy came to Friday Night Live to mix up some cocktails to get us started on the holiday weekend. Born and raised in Spanish Harlem, Laboy has mixed drinks at Red Rooster, Los Americanos, Le Colonial NYC, and elsewhere. He has served drinks to President Obama and President Clinton.
    Mixologist Moses Laboy came to Friday Night Live to mix up some cocktails to get us started on the holiday weekend. Born and raised in Spanish Harlem, Laboy has mixed drinks at Red Rooster, Los Americanos, Le Colonial NYC, and elsewhere. He has served drinks to President Obama and President Clinton.
  • Business is good at Coney Island

    Business is good at Coney Island

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:22 PM EDT2014-08-30 02:22:32 GMT
    From the brand-new Thunderbolt roller coaster to the world-famous boardwalk, tourists and business owners alike say Coney Island had a great ride of its own this summer. Toms Coney Island's general manager Vasilios Tourlokas says the mild summer impacted his boardwalk business in the best way possible: a 10 to 15 percent increase.
    From the brand-new Thunderbolt roller coaster to the world-famous boardwalk, tourists and business owners alike say Coney Island had a great ride of its own this summer. Toms Coney Island's general manager Vasilios Tourlokas says the mild summer impacted his boardwalk business in the best way possible: a 10 to 15 percent increase.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices