CRIME
04/03/2013 04:34 pm ET Updated Apr 04, 2013

Jodi Arias' Parents Told Investigators Their Daughter Was 'Strange', 'Has Mental Problems' (VIDEO)

Footage of Jodi Arias' parents being interrogated by police has surfaced.

HLN obtained the footage (shown above and here) which, ABC 15 reports, shows Mesa, Ariz. Police Homicide Detective Estaban Flores speaking with William and Sandy Arias in separate interviews.

"Jodi has mental problems," Sandy Arias said during the interrogation. "Jodi would freak out all the time."

William Arias told Flores his daughter "was a strange person … after she left the house; she just kind of got a little strange."

Arias is accused of shooting her ex-boyfriend, Travis Alexander, in the face, stabbing him 27 times and slitting his throat at his Mesa, Ariz., apartment.

During the early stages of her testimony, Arias said her parents frequently abused her, beginning at the age of 7.

As The Huffington Post's David Lohr wrote in February:

She claimed that beatings by her parents became more frequent and intense over the years. She said her mother would carry a wooden spoon in her purse to punish her.

After her senior year of high school, Arias moved out of her parents' house and started living with her then-boyfriend. She said she moved out because she was tired of the way her parents treated her.

WATCH Arias' father's interview:

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