Jodi Arias Trial: Travis Alexander Feared Dating "Axe Murderer"

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In an eerie blog post, Travis Alexander wrote about his fear of dating "an axe murderer" less than a month before he was violently killed, allegedly by Jodi Arias.

Travis Alexander and Jodi Arias

The 30-year-old motivational speaker and insurance salesman wrote a lengthy commentary on May 18, 2008, titled "Why I Want To Marry A Gold Digger." 

In it, Jodi Arias' ex-boyfriend shared his thoughts about the perils of being single and his desire to change his priorities to "date with marriage in mind."

"Desperately trying to find out if my date has an axe murderer penned up inside of her and knowing she is wondering the same thing about me."

"That's usually when I think myself into a panic and start acting weird in consequence to trying so hard to act normal," he wrote of his hunt of for Mrs. Right.

On June 9, 2008, friends who were concerned because they had not heard from him for several days went to his Mesa, Arizona, home and found him dead.

He'd been shot, stabbed 27 times and his throat slit. Advanced decomposition suggested that he had been dead for several days, according to police.

Travis' pals immediately suspected Jodi Arias, and even gave the 911 operator her name and said she had been "bothering" him and had slashed his tires.

The now 32-year-old was indicted on first-degree murder charges a month later and has been behind bars ever since while prosecutors built their case.

Arias' family claims the photographer was wildly in love with Travis, and that she killed him in self defense after he abused her mentally and physically.

Alexander detailed in his blog what he was looking for in a woman, such as:

"Spirituality, mutual physical attraction, the ability to communicate effectively, wants children, etc. but there is one thing that I have come to appreciate as much or more than all the others."

"I don't know how to label this quality except to say it is the quality to appreciate qualities in me. I want someone to fall in love with me because I am a man of ability and achievement."

"This life is a beautiful life," he chillingly concluded. "A life that is all the more beautiful when we find someone of like mind, heart and spirit to share it with."