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Jodi Arias Found Guilty Of Murdering Boyfriend

NPR | May 8, 2013 3:36 p.m.

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Scott Neuman

Defendant Jodi Arias looks to her family during closing arguments during her trial on Friday.

Defendant Jodi Arias looks to her family during closing arguments during her trial on Friday.

Rob Schumacher, Associated Press

Jurors on Wednesday found Jodi Arias, accused of killing her one-time boyfriend in a fit of rage, guilty of first-degree murder.

Arias, 32, initially denied involvement in the June 4, 2008 shooting death of Travis Alexander, blaming his death on two masked intruders. Two years later, she changed her story, saying she had killed him in self-defense.

Testimony began in January in the four-month trial in Phoenix that became a cable television sensation, with details of the couple’s sexual escapades and photos of Alexander after his death presented as evidence.

Jurors reached a verdict after about 15 hours of deliberation.

Following her conviction, Arias faces a possible death sentence.

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