Jury reaches verdict in Jodi Arias trial

Ina Ronquillo

Travis Alexander Photo: Image by MySpace

Jury reaches verdict in Jodi Arias trial

CREATED May. 8, 2013

PHOENIX (KGUN9-TV/AP) - Jurors have reached a verdict in the trial of Jodi Arias, who is accused of murdering her one-time boyfriend in Arizona.

An announcement on the decision is expected shortly, stay with KGUN 9 On Your Side and KGUN9.com for updates.
   
Arias is charged with first-degree murder in the June 2008 killing of Travis Alexander in his suburban Phoenix home. Authorities say she planned the attack in a jealous rage.
   
Arias initially denied involvement, then blamed it on two masked intruders. Two years after her arrest, she said it was self-defense.
   
Testimony began in early January and has been ongoing for nearly four months. Jurors got the case Friday.
   
The trial has been a made-for-the-tabloids drama, garnering daily coverage by the cable news networks, with of a salacious relationship that ended in a bloody killing.
   
Arias spent 18 days on the witness stand.

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