Tonight, Friday, May 10, at 9pm ET on NBC’s Dateline, the newsmagazine will air “Obsession: The Jodi Arias Story,” an in-depth look into one of the most-followed murder trials in recent years. The hourlong program will tell the full story of Jodi Arias, the 32-year-old Arizona woman who admitted to killing her former boyfriend, Travis Alexander. The Dateline release says it has new details and interviews surrounding Jodi Arias’s obsession with Travis Alexander, her four-month-long trial that ended with a guilty verdict this week, and the country’s fascination with the torrid relationship that ended in murder.
Dateline correspondent Josh Mankiewicz sits down with Aaron Dewey, a friend of Jodi Arias’s, who reveals intimate details about the early stages of the couple’s relationship. Dewey says that, “Aside from physical chemistry that was already there, there seemed to be a lot of emotional chemistry as well.” Regarding Jodi Arias’s emotional behavior in the courtroom, Dewey describes her as, “A chameleon [who would] adapt to whatever situation she was in.”
Makiewicz also spends time with Ryan Burns, a friend who saw Jodi Arias soon after she fatally shot and stabbed Travis Alexander. Burns tells Mankiewicz that Jodi Arias was “laughing about simple little things … [and] seemed totally into the moment.”
The release for “Obsession: The Jodi Arias Story” says the special looks to “provide viewers with the story of the evolution of Jodi Arias, her bizarre behavior throughout her trial, and what exactly went on inside the Arizona courtroom that ultimately decided her fate.”
After its premiere on NBC May 10, Dateline‘s “Obsession: The Jodi Arias Story” will re-air on Investigation Discovery as part of that network’s Dateline on ID series this Sunday, May 12, at 8pm and 11pm ET.
Dateline: “Obsession: The Jodi Arias Story” premieres May 10 at 9pm ET on NBC.
The special re-airs May 12 at 8pm and 11pm ET on Investigation Discovery (ID).
Jodi Arias reacting after her guilty verdict: Mark Henle/ZUMA Press/NEWSCOM