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Friend of Travis Alexander's speaks out at vigil before jury deliberations resume

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PHOENIX -

The 12 jurors in the Jodi Arias murder trial will resume deciding her fate on Monday morning at 9 a.m.

About 50 people gathered for a prayer vigil for Travis Alexander and his family Sunday night.

Many were wearing blue ribbons in his memory.

The vigil was held at Bolin Plaza, just east of the Capitol in downtown Phoenix, and was organized through Facebook and Twitter.

Most of the people at the vigil had not met Travis Alexander or his family, so they were surprised when one of Travis' friends showed up.

Travis Alexander's good friend, Dave Hall, was at the vigil.

Hall was subpoenaed for the trial and told not to watch it or talk about it, but he was released from that subpoena Thursday.

Sunday night, for the first time, he talked about Jodi and the days following Travis' murder.

For David Hall, the death of his friend and business partner, Travis Alexander, still hurts.

"Yeah, even five years later," said Hall.

Not only did Hall know Travis, he says Travis and Jodi Arias stayed at his Utah house.

"I could not see what Travis saw in her," said Hall.

Hall says none of Travis' friends liked Jodi.

He described her as hollow.

"There was no soul to her. She spent a week in my house as our guest and we probably exchanged a few sentences a couple times the entire time," said Hall. "Consequently, he finally decided to move on and move on with his life and I think Jodi had a hard time with that. I think she saw Travis as her ticket to freedom."

Hall says it was his other friend who Jodi came to see in Utah after killing Travis.

"12 hours after she killed Travis, she was hanging out with me and my friends having dinner and she had that bandaged up. Well, it's amazing, her story says he broke that finger in January, but in June she had that finger bandaged up," said Hall.

"That, combined with new hairdo, new hair color, taped up finger, long sleeved shirt, all those things together, you don't look at and say, 'Oh wow, who did you kill?' Later, when we found out he had been murdered and we started putting those things together, we thought that is ironic all of these things happened," Hall continued.

"There were quite a few of us who contacted Mesa PD, before we knew anything about Jodi being on the suspect list, and said you need to look at Jodi Arias, somehow she's involved in this."

Hall ended up on the witness list after he took video of he and Travis shooting guns at a leadership retreat he hosted.

"Anyone who didn't have a gun or four-wheeler I said let me know, I'll provide them for you or get them for you and every year Travis always said, 'Dave I don't have a gun, can you get me one? said Hall. "I knew that Travis didn't own a gun and when I heard Jodi say she ran in his room and grabbed his gun I about jumped out of my skin. I couldn't believe that was her story she was going to stick to."

Hall says it's a tragedy Travis Alexander's character was attacked in the courtroom.

"Did he have a sexual appetite? I think God installed that in most of us. Was he any type of a pedophile or abuser or anything like that? Absolutely not," said Hall.

Hall flew into Phoenix Sunday to await the verdict.

"You want to say closure, but it's not, it's a step in the right direction, taking that the jury gets this one right," said Hall.

Stick with FOX 10 for continuing coverage.   

We'll go live as soon as there is a verdict and for the latest details, check myfoxphoenix.com.


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