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Guilty Of First Degree Murder Decision Reached In Jodi Arias Trial

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By Paul Johnson

( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) - GUILTY - FIRST DEGREE MURDER. The verdict reached in the Jodi Arias Murder trial.

After months of twists and turns in a dramatic trial rife with sex, lies and digital images, jurors in Arizona have decided the fate of Jodi Arias.
A verdict was reached Wednesday in the case that has drawn worldwide attention and followers lining up daily for courtroom seats. Since Friday, jurors have been deliberating evidence surrounding this key question: Did Arias kill ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander in self-defense? Or did she commit murder?
Alexander was stabbed repeatedly, shot and nearly decapitated five years ago. Arias says she killed him in self-defense after he attacked her, but the grisly slaying has caused even some anti-domestic violence advocates to doubt her case.
The jury, which has been in court since January 2, heard closing arguments on Friday. Jurors deliberated for 15 hours and five minutes.


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