Alyce Laviolette & the Jodi Arias trial. Why would Laviolette give it all up for a murderer?
What motivated Ms. Laviolette?
Alyce Laviolette, sold her soul for money and her 15 minutes of fame, let's just hope that karma evens the score. The irony in a domestic abuse expert testifying for the notorious Jodi Arias is not lost on anyone who watched this trial. That is unless you're in favor of cold blooded murder and re-victimization of the decedent. It's not like money hasn't been the motivator for many people in human history to do evil and unthinkable things in order to attain wealth or fame. In this case Alyce Laviolette managed to get both money and brief fame in exchange for a bias and quite obvious blatant disregard for what the rest of the world knows; Jodi Arias is a calculated, manipulative, lying, scheming, murderer who killed Travis Alexander out of jealousy.
What would motivate Ms. Laviolette to testify and stand firm in her stance that Jodi was domestically abused by Travis? The only person she spoke with was Jodi; the only other information she had to go on was text messages, instant messages and emails. Anyone who has half a brain knows that you cannot rely on text or written words to speak the truth because you have no idea what the full context is or what tone the person is speaking in. Something said with a smile can come across as rude or mean because humor does not translate through text.
Was she bias because she had feelings for Jodi?
Ms. Laviolette ignored the fact that Jodi stabbed him multiple times, slit his throat from ear to ear and shot him in the head. On what planet would that ever be an acceptable way to supposedly “defend” yourself from an attacker when clearly it is overkill. When you are being attacked most people run, they don’t kill the person 3x over and then cry self defense. He was stabbed in the back so he wasn’t even facing her when the attack started.
Jodi Arias is a very cunning woman who is not above seducing another woman to get what she wants. I think Ms. Laviolette crossed the line and perjured herself because she was manipulated and attracted to Jodi. There is no other logical explanation for a woman who is an outstanding member of her professional community and highly educated to throw every ounce of her credibility out the window for a woman who massacred her boyfriend.
I think that in trials like this one, experts that testify should only be able to testify to what is factual and proven. Opinions are useless in deciding the guilt or innocence of someone. There are so many curious and upsetting details surrounding this case that as of yet is still unresolved as to whether Jodi will serve life in prison or she will be put to death.
Mr. Alexander’s family asked the court that she be put to death. So I support whatever the family wants. But in my heart I feel she would be the most miserable locked up in that tiny cell 23 hours a day 7 days a week with no one to compliment her and no one to flirt with, she would be nothing and she would have nothing except four very small walls in a very quiet place to think about all the things she could be doing had she not murdered an innocent man.
If nothing else I really hope that the backlash from the testimony of Alyce Laviolette will send a message loud and clear to expert witnesses that if you support someone who is guilty and you lie on the stand, you will pay in the court of public opinion and everything you have worked for will disappear. With so many innocent people who are imprisoned, society needs to focus their attention on getting the good people out of prison and keeping the bad ones there!
Do you think Alyce Laviolette intentionally lied for Jodi Arias?
© 2014 Karen Ranoni