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Jury Convicts Jodi Arias, May Face Death Penalty

Updated on May 16, 2013

Jodi Arias May be Sentenced to Death

A jury will decide today whether to give Jodi Arias the death penalty for murdering her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander. The sentencing begins after the jury deliberated for 15 hours and decided that Jodi Arias was guilty of Travis Alexander's murder.

Many people wondered whether the high profile case would end in a guilty verdict due to case such as Casey Anthony. In addition, Jodi Arias said in an interview before the trial that "no jury is going to convict me." The jury proved otherwise.

After lying several times about the murder of Travis Alexander and then confessing, the defense attorney's picture of Jodi Arias as a battered woman with PTSD did not convince the jury that she was not guilty of the murder.

In order to be eligible for the death penalty, the prosecutors had to prove that the murder of Travis Alexander was "especially cruel." The fact that Jodi Arias kept stabbing him helped them prove this, but Arias' good behavior could help her get life in prison.


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      Greg Schweizer 4 years ago from Corona, California.

      I don't think they should give her the death penalty simply because that is what she asked for. I think life in prison without the posibility of parol would be a better sentence for her. Just my opinion, Greg.

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      Sandra Remilien 4 years ago

      She told the detective that is she killed Travis Alexander she would beg for the death penalty, but she tweeted that she would have taken a plea deal years ago. I am glad that she was found guilty and this did not turn out like the Casey Anthony trial. Honestly, I do not think she really knows what she wants.

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