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Woman charged in lover's death resumes testimony

Woman charged in lover's death resumes testimony

CREATED Feb. 13, 2013

Web Producer: Mekita Rivas

PHOENIX (AP) - A woman charged in the 2008 stabbing and shooting death of her lover in Arizona is set to return to the witness stand for a sixth day of testimony.

Jodi Arias faces the death penalty if convicted of first-degree murder in the killing of Travis Alexander. Arias will resume her testimony on Wednesday.

Jurors on Tuesday were played sexually explicit phone conversations between Arias and Alexander.

The recordings ranged from raunchy talk to discussions about "Batman" and "Spider-Man" movies and Alanis Morissette songs.

Arias claims she killed Alexander in self-defense after he attacked her. Prosecutors say Arias killed him in a rage, stabbing and slashing him 27 times, slitting his throat and shooting him in the head.

Arias initially denied involvement before settling on self-defense.

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