Abe Abdelhadi gave 6 media interviews, authored a blog and wrote an essay on this case (Souce: Monica Lindstrom, 27 Jan 2016 ).
Interview on Jan 16, 2013:
Abe met Jodi in August 2006, they had lunch and one date in December 2006. He was 17 years older than her. After dinner, they were kissing in a parking lot, and Abe felt Jodi’s underwear.
The defense portrayed Abe as “a sleazy middle-aged guy trying to pick up a younger woman” ( Source: Steve Kraft, 27 Jan 2015 ).
Jodi felt guilty about seeing Abe, and didn’t see him again.
Travis was jealous, and called Abe “Soul-less” in the sex tape.
Jodi wrote an email to Abe ending the relationship, but it was sent to Travis and not to Abe, apparently in an effort to placate Travis’ jealousy.
Abe testified about the date they had in the penalty retrial on Jan 27, 2015.
In one of the HLN interviews, Abe says he called Jodi in June 2008 after he learned of Travis’ death, suspecting she killed him, and Jodi called him back.