Emotions Change – Jodi Arias Update

In past blogs, Humintell has reported on the Jodi Arias case.  Our affiliates, Janine Driver and Susan Constantine, have dissected and commented on her verbal and nonverbal behaviors.

For those of you not familiar with the case, Jodi Arias, 32, was being tried for the murder of her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander, which she claimed was self-defense.

Throughout her trial, Arias displayed poise, control and even some duping delight.  However, after months of lies and memory lapses, she has been found guilty of the first-degree murder of her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander and is now revealing very different emotions.

Watch the video below to see Jodi’s emotional reaction to the verdict being read:

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To view a close up of Arias’ face the moment she was found guilty click here.  

What emotions do you see ? 

6 responses to “Emotions Change – Jodi Arias Update”

  1. I see surprise when the verdit of guilty is stated (seemed to be more of a delay than I expected — but this might be just the processing of the message). Then it changes to sadness, which seems to intensify as the juror’s respond to questions.

  2. Håvard says:

    A moment of surprise, then sadness that she tries to control.

  3. Heather says:

    I saw instant “relief”…..then sadness….and some anxiety/fear possibly.

  4. Max Rivera says:

    Relief whe she heard the veredict, then anxiety for what’s about to come.

  5. Jeff says:

    Delayed surprise followed by sadness. The sadness intensifies with each resounding “yes”. I would presume this sadness increases as she realizes there is less and less chance of a juror saying “no”.

  6. These are all great observations.

    When the gulity verdict is read at 0:13 a few seconds pass before she reacts with an expression of sadness at 0:18. Her sadness is more visible around 0:20 when they mention “premediatated” and continues to increase especially at 0:46 when the third juor repsonds with “yes”.

    However, it seems she still is trying to maintain control over her emotions thorughout the guilty verdict.

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