Former Cellmate Claims Jodi Arias Had Help When She Killed Travis Alexander

Jodi Arias [Arizona Dept. of Corrections]

Jodi Arias admitted to her cellmate that she had an accomplice who helped her murder former boyfriend Travis Alexander, according to a shocking new interview.

Arias, 37, also told former cellmate Donavan Bering that she had originally planned to kill Alexander’s new girlfriend, according to Radar Online.

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After Arias was arrested for the murder of her former lover in July 2008, she was locked up in the Maricopa County Jail. It was there that she met Bering, who at the time was being held on felony arson charges. The women shared a cell for over six months, and have been in frequent contact since then.

Bering, who took a polygraph exam to prove that she was telling the truth, said that she later confirmed Arias’ story by speaking to the person Arias claimed was with her on the day Alexander died.

[REDACTED] told me Jodi looked like a crazy woman when she was stabbing Travis,” Bering said of a conversation with the alleged accomplice — whose name is being withheld by Radar to aid investigators.

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On June 4, 2008, Arias — who was in a rage about her breakup with Alexander — attacked the 30-year-old businessman in his Mesa, Arizona, home. He was stabbed nearly 30 times, shot in the head, and nearly decapitated when his throat was slit.

Speaking from an undisclosed location in Arizona, Bering also told Radar that Arias originally planned to murder Travis’ new girlfriend.

She was jealous, but Travis was not the target of the killing,” Bering told Radar. “If his girlfriend
was there, Travis would be alive today.”

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At first, Arias denied any involvement in Alexander’s death. But after friends and family revealed that she stalked Alexander after their breakup, investigators zeroed in on her as a suspect.

She later claimed that she killed him in self-defense, and that he was physically and sexually abusive. Alexander’s friends and family have always totally denied these claims.

Bering said that Arias convinced the unnamed accomplice to go with her Alexander’s home, where the former couple got into an argument when Alexander told her that he was going out with another woman.

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There was an altercation, and [REDACTED] goes running up the stairs,” Bering claimed. “When [REDACTED] got upstairs, [REDACTED] said Jodi was on Travis’ back, stabbing him.  But [REDACTED] did it all to protect Jodi, and was under the impression the fight was started by Travis.”

Some experts have claimed that the crime scene supports the theory of an accomplice, due to the sheer brutality of the crime, and Arias’ lack of injuries.

Arias was convicted of Alexander’s murder, and is now serving a life sentence at the Perryville Prison in Arizona.

She is currently appealing her conviction.

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Main photo: Jodi Arias [Radar Online (screenshot)]

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  • kaneasha8

    Inmate murdered TA 10 years ago.
    Long past time for throwing red herrings out there.
    This silly tale makes what..? Four different stories?
    Inmate is almost 40 years old now.
    Its over.

  • Martha Bartha

    She was a nut bag!

  • Kat

    Why would Arias not reveal she had an accomplice? She doesn’t really seem to care about anyone other than herself- noway she hid this info for years.

    • grem g

      Unless the reason she’s not mentioning him is because his role was relatively smaller and it was destroy her bogus self defense claim

      • Lee

        Perhaps she hadn’t thought redacted up yet?

  • emma jane

    Is she really just now realizing she is nothing more than a number? She will think do and say anything to try to get back into the media spotlight! A year ago her supporters were begging, yeah that’s right ” begging” for CHANGE telling people every little bit counts and that they need every penny! ROFLMAO they are wasting every single cent, there is NO appeal, she is done, go away and stfu

  • Michael Pulaski

    I’m telling you it makes sense, no way this little women did this to him, even if he was caught by surprise, he had to have been scared, or very angry to make him act out. Even half dead, along he would have over powered her. And think about her dragging him down the hall and putting him back in the shower. NO way, she had help, he was surprised, caught off guard and it happened quickly, but not alone.

  • snoop

    Donovan bering is a nut job..she is always making up crap about this to make a buck or two…her and Arias had a big falling out and bering is still trying to stay relevant for a money angle.