Supporters remember Travis Alexander with candlelight vigil

PHOENIX - Supporters of the man allegedly killed by Jodi Arias gathered to honor his memory and demand justice.

The group, called Justice for Travis, held a candlelight vigil Sunday night.

Travis Alexander is the ex-boyfriend of Arias and was murdered in his Mesa home in 2008.

Word of the vigil spread through social media.

Supporters ABC15 spoke with say they want him to be remembered because so much of the focus has been on Arias.

Arias is charged with first-degree murder in Alexander's death.

Closing arguments in the trial wrapped up Friday and the jury began deliberating.

People at the vigil want to see justice for Alexander.

"Hopefully, guilty, murder one and hopefully she'll get the death penalty, but I'll be fine with life in prison. That's fine with me as long as she never steps foot out of prison, I'm fine with it," said Emily Dorsett.

One of Travis's good friends even showed up. Dave Hall flew in from Utah to be here for the verdict.

He shared memories of his good friend with Travis's supporters. Dave says he can't go four-wheeling without thinking of Travis.

"Every corner that we come around, there's a memory of Travis. Whether it was an old mine shaft we went down, or a tree that we hid under during a thunder storm," he said with tears in his eyes.

Dave says Jodi and Travis stayed with him several times in Utah. He called Jodi "hollow."

"I could not see what Travis saw in her," he said.

Dave says 12 hours after Jodi allegedly killed Travis, she went to dinner with him and his friends.

"The same Jodi that we always knew. Quiet, reserved. not talkative," he said.

Dave says she wore a long sleeve shirt, in the middle of summer-- and had a new hairstyle.

"Later, when we found out that he had been murdered, and we started putting those things together, we thought that that is ironic that all of these things happened," he said.

Dave believes she's guilty. Now, he's waiting to see if jurors agree.

"It's a step in the right direction. Thinking that the jury gets this one right.But it's never closure because you didn't bring Travis back," he said.

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