Jodi Arias Documentary. She killed a former boyfriend, Travis Alexander on June 4, 2008, at his home in Mesa, Arizona. Alexander's injuries consisted of multiple stab wounds, a slit throat, and a shot to the head; the medical examiner ruled his death a homicide. Jodi Arias, Alexander's ex-girlfriend, was charged with his murder, and her trial began on January 2, 2013. Arias testified that she killed Alexander in self-defense. She was found guilty of first-degree murder on 5. 8, 2013.