Jodi Arias is charged with killing her ex-lover in 2008 in Arizona. Anyone watching it or reading about it? Arias' defense strategy: Blame the victim? | HLNtv.com She killed him in 2008 but the trial just began. She is one truly psychotic killer imo. Calm almost serene demeanor. She has offered, I believe, three different stories over the 4 years. 1-She was not there when he was killed. 2-She was there but she ran from the killers and never reported it. 3-She did kill Travis Alexander in self defense. His injuries? 29 stab wounds, many in the back. Shot in the face Throat slit ear to ear. Yeah, sure sounds like self-defense.