Sharon Martin: Jodi Didn't Know the Murder Was Photographed

By Sharon Martin

'Snapped' Producer and Narrator Sharon Martin blogs daily leading up to the two-part special event on Jodi Arias Sunday, Dec. 15 at 9/8c and Monday, Dec. 16 at 10/9c.

On July 15th, 2008, Jodi Arias sat in an interrogation room and told a detective she hadn’t seen Travis in months. She insisted that she wasn’t in Mesa, where Travis lived, when he was killed. She repeated this statement over and over, even as the detectives told her that her DNA was at the scene and that they had found the nude photos of her. 

She is so committed to denial, the only time she seems caught off-guard is when the detective says, "the camera actually took a couple of photos by accident during the time he was being killed."  Jodi leans in and whispers, "Really?" For the first time in the interview, it seems like an honest reaction. She seems surprised, shocked, and genuinely unaware that those pictures existed.

She had failed at covering her tracks, even though she was an aspiring photographer, even though she had tried to delete the images from the camera. She had even tried to wash the camera to get rid of the pictures. So was it just the nude pictures of herself and the images of Travis in the shower that she was attempting to delete? Did she not notice the other three images that were taken during the murder? Or is this the part of the crime and its aftermath that she simply doesn’t remember?

Only Jodi knows.  But for a brief second, it’s clear even to Jodi that that police are one step ahead of her.

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