The accused Arizona killer has been giving details of her sex life with Travis Alexander, the man she stabbed and shot to death. She says their first sexual encounter occurred when she was asleep.
“We fell asleep, and I woke up and he was on top of me. He had already … started having sex,” Arias, a petite woman with long brown hair, said in a fourth day of testimony in an Arizona courtroom where she is on trial accused of murdering Alexander months after that encounter…
Describing the 2007 encounter which occurred several months after they had begun dating, she told the court she did not feel unsafe when she woke up to find Alexander having sex with her. But Arias, who said she converted to Mormonism at Alexander’s behest, said she was worried about the “spiritual consequences” of the act.
“I wanted to comport with the law of chastity because I believed that our relationship would be blessed if we did that,” she testified, dressed in a light wool blouse and eyeglasses.