FLORENCE, AZ - Death row inmate and murderer Shawna Forde claims to have the inside scoop on Perryville Prison’s newest inmate, convicted murderer Jodi Arias.
Forde is using her Facebook page “Free Shawna Forde” to tell all.
In April, Arias was sentenced to life in prison for the brutal murder of her former boyfriend Travis Alexander. Arias stabbed Alexander 27 times, slit his throat, shot him and then claimed it was self-defense.
Forde also claims she is innocent and is appealing her own death row sentence for the 2009 murder of a man and his daughter during a home invasion.
According to a letter Forde posted, Arias can’t communicate with other inmates, but claims the two are communicating.
ABC15 called the Department of Corrections to see how this is possible. DOC spokesman Andrew Wilder said the women may share a vent and are communicating that way.
Forde claims in her letter that Arias is concerned over her final statements in court and that she was "honest with Arias and told her her statements were “insensitive."
She also claims she told Arias, “she lied by remembering some of her acts."
Arias testified in her 2013 murder trial that she recalls shooting Alexander but went into a “fog” and didn’t recall stabbing him 27 times or slicing through his throat.
But in her 2014 sentencing hearing, Arias took cuts at Alexander’s family and confessed in court she did remember. “I do remember, I do remember the moment that the knife went into Travis' throat and he was conscious.”
Forde also wrote that she is perplexed by the Arias “wow-factor that everyone has made such a deal about.”
She goes on to say she was disappointed by her expectations of Arias, “because instead of a brazen cocky woman, a rather docile average brunette with crooked teeth comes walking onto 30 yard next to me.”
Forde finishes her letter by promising updates on Arias, “I am silently observing her.”