04/12/2013 07:25 pm ET Updated Apr 12, 2013

Jodi Arias Middle Finger: Contempt For Nancy Grace?

An apparent middle finger salute in court by Jodi Arias was intended for Nancy Grace, according to a Twitter page attributed to the accused ex-boyfriend slayer.

Images of the supposed vulgar gesture were the talk of social media when they were taken in court on March 21. However, it was not until recently that a Twitter account attributed to Arias was found to address the incident.

"Actually, Nancy, that finger was for you. Have a nice day," the Tweet said.

Locked up, sitting in the Estrella Jail in Phoenix, Arias, 32, has been communicating with her 21,000+ followers via Twitter since February, according to Fox 10 News. The account, according to the news network, is managed by Arias' friend, Donavan Bering.

Bering told Fox 10 that she talks to Arias on a daily basis and updates the account with messages told to her by Arias.

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Bering told Headline News that the middle finger photo was taken out of context.

"Believe it or not it was not done intentionally. There was such a big deal made ... that she was giving the finger, that when the tweet was done it was done after the fact," Bering said.

She added, "Actually, she was just pushing up her glasses."

That Tweet, along with several critical Tweets about prosecutor Juan Martinez, have since been deleted from the Twitter account.

Arias is on trial for the June 4, 2008 slaying of her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander. Arias claims she was physically and emotionally battered by Alexander and feared for her life when she shot him, stabbed him nearly 30 times, and cut his throat from ear to ear in his Mesa, Ariz., home on June 4, 2008.

Prosecutors say Arias killed Alexander in a jealous rage.

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office said they are aware of Arias’ Twitter account but are unable to do anything about it.



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