Travis Alexander's Family Agrees With Verdict, Plans to Sue Arias

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Jay Beckstead, attorney for the Travis Alexander family, said today that a wrongful death lawsuit will soon be filed against Arias.
The family of Travis Alexander agrees with the first-degree murder jury verdict against Jodi Arias, and plans to sue Arias in the near future, the family's lawyer said today..

Jay Beckstead, the family's lawyer, announced the planned wrongful death suit against Arias today on the steps of the Maricopa County Courthouse, surrounded by reporters and a large crowd of trial watchers.

Any money that Arias makes selling prints or T-shirts on her web site will probably end up helping victims of domestic violence after all. Her violence.

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T-shirts being sold by Arias online. She claims the proceeds will go to domestic violence shelters. She also claims she didn't bring a gun to Travis Alexander's home.
Becktead also put out a special thanks to deputy county attorney Juan Martinez on behalf of the family, causing loud cheers to erupt from the crowd.

Alexander's sisters Tanisha Sorenson and Samatha Alexander, sat in the front row of the courtroom galley nearly every day of the trial. Neither they nor other family members will be commenting on the case until after Arias' sentencing, Beckstead said.

Here's a look at some of the mob scene today at the courthouse:

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Bookoobob
Bookoobob

What a bunch of morons. The only one that is going to get anything out of sueing her is the lawyers.  The girl also is an obvious mental case and anyone else that done the same thing would have been found not guilty by reason of insanity and sent to a menta; institution.

Noble
Noble

The civil suit is necessary because  Arias will continue her game of cashing in on her notoriety that has resulted due to her barbaric murder of Travis Alexander.  From tweeting through a surrogate, websites designed to glean dollars for her "commissary" account, to the selling of artwork (copyrighted pics that she has essentially traced,) Arias continues to victimize and profit from her crime.  The civil suit will put an end to that atrocity.

Noble
Noble

The civil suit is necessary because  Arias will continue her game of cashing in on her notoriety that has resulted due to her barbaric murder of Travis Alexander.  From tweeting through a surrogate, websites designed to glean dollars for her "commissary" account, to the selling of artwork (copyrighted pics that she has essentially traced,) Arias continues to victimize and profit from her crime.  The civil suit will put an end to that atrocity.

caking0923
caking0923

My sister was murdered in 2002. We NEVER filed a wrongful death suit. That only costs the judical system money and the family the pain of going through another trial. Justice has been served. No need to continue this circus, unless they are greedy.

rtmud1234
rtmud1234

the pics  looks like an old fashion western public hanging here. i do not support the death pen. but if you are going to have it put it on tv by all means. i really mean that

robert_graham
robert_graham

How can you get blood from a turnip?  It would be a waste of time and money to sue because I doubt if she has any assets.

lmmarsh25
lmmarsh25

@caking0923 First of all, I am very sorry for your loss. Secondly, you have to remember that everybody deals with grief differently and just because you chose not to file a wrongful death lawsuit doesn't make the Alexander family greedy. They are simply trying to prevent Jodi or her family from profiting from their brother's murder or prevent her from defaming him in any other way. Given what Jodi Arias has already done, I don't blame them.

lmmarsh25
lmmarsh25

@JoeArpaioFan She may not have any assets now but she may try to profit from Travis' murder by using friends and family. She's already proven willing and ready to do so through Donovan Bering and by asking her own Mom to sell the "pedophilia letters" to tabloids, all of which weren't admitted to trial as evidence because they were deemed fakes. So, even though Jodi, once sentenced, should be covered by the Son of Sam laws preventing her from making money off of her crime, the civil lawsuit will serve to close any remaining loopholes she may seek to exploit. That's all. They aren't simply trying to get at her money.

mittstamp
mittstamp

Um, the Son of Sam laws were deemed unconstitutional YEARS ago.  Obviously, it doesn't prevent lawsuits by the families of the victims, but there are no more "Son of Sam" laws....the Supreme Court (under Rehnquist, no less) struck them down as a violation of the 1st amendment.

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