The Jodi Arias trial has become a real-life soap opera watched by people around the world and dozens of fanatics who camp out on a Phoenix sidewalk in the middle of the night to get into the show. One seat even sold for $200.
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PHOENIX -- Jodi Arias is set to resume testimony in her Arizona death penalty case after explaining to jurors that she took the witness stand willingly, understanding her numerous lies would be picked apart by prosecutors.
The 32-year-old is charged in the June 2008 killing of her lover in his suburban Phoenix home. She says it was self-defense, but police say she planned the attack on Travis Alexander in a jealous rage. Arias initially told authorities she had nothing to do with Alexander's death, then blamed it on masked intruders before settling on self-defense.
Arias' attorney on Monday worked again to portray the victim as a sexual deviant who coerced Arias to fulfill his fantasies. She is set to resume testimony on Tuesday after nearly two weeks on the stand.
PHOENIX - Former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods said the Jodi Arias case is "over” after watching her testimony on Thursday, as prosecutors poked holes in her story.
“Before, she said she doesn’t remember the stabbing,” said Woods. “Today, she admitted that, obviously, she’s the one who did it.”
Woods said when the trial started he thought it was “questionable” if the jury would recommend a death sentence for Arias. Now, after hearing the suspected murderer on the stand, he’s changed his mind.
“I think she may have succeeded in talking herself into the death penalty,” he said. “Her story makes no sense. It doesn’t match forensics. It doesn’t match common sense. It’s a preposterous story.”
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