On July 28, 2013, the family and friends of murdered Arizona man Travis Alexander, remembered him on what would have been his 36th birthday by helping those less fortunate, according to ABC 15.
In May, Jodi Arias was convicted of killing Alexander in 2008 by shooting him in the head, slashing his throat, and stabbing him 27 times in his Mesa home.
Those celebrating Alexander’s life put together 400 gift bags and headed to University Park in Phoenix to hand them out to the homeless.
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According to ABC, this was something Alexander did regularly and did so on the last day he spent with his sister, Tanisha Sorenson, who organized the party.
Clancy Talbot, a friend, told ABC, “You know, this is just a tribute to him. You know it makes me feel good to do, what I know Travis would want us to do.”
According to HLN, Sorenson noted that a separate private ceremony was also slated to be held, which some of the jurors who found Arias guilty were expected to attend.
The same jury who found Arias guilty of first-degree murder could not decide on her fate, therefore, a new jury is scheduled to be seated for a retrial of the penalty phase to determine if Arias will receive life behind bars or the death penalty for Alexander’s death.
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