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Jurors deliberate Arias fate amid spectacle



Published: Mon, May 6, 2013 @ 9:00 p.m.

Jurors deliberate Arias fate amid spectacle

PHOENIX (AP) — It 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.

A cable network has set up a stage nearby for daily broadcasts, and the spectacle is routinely among the most heavily trending topics on Twitter. Fans have traveled from all over the U.S. to be close to the action, often seeking out autographs from the key people involved in the case, namely one of the main attractions, prosecutor Juan Martinez.

The star is none other than a small-town waitress and aspiring photographer from Northern California who killed her lover by stabbing him nearly 30 times and shooting him in the head. Jodi Arias has been on trial for first-degree murder since January, and her case has developed an enormous following with its tales of sex, violence and double-crossing.

The jury on Friday began deliberating whether the 32-year-old Arias should be convicted of first-degree murder in the June 4, 2008, death of her on-again, off-again boyfriend Travis Alexander, a motivational speaker and salesman for a legal services company.

Jurors continued deliberating Monday but adjourned for the day in the late afternoon without a verdict. They will resume Tuesday morning.


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