Guilty: Murderous Sex Nut, Jodi Arias, Convicted of 1st Degree Murder

Published on May 8, 2013

Screen Shot 2013-05-08 at 7.14.07 PMJurors convicted Jodi Arias of first-degree murder in the killing her one-time boyfriend in Arizona.

Arias was charged in the June 2008 death of Travis Alexander, a motivational speaker and salesman, at his suburban Phoenix home. Authorities said she planned the attack in a jealous rage after being rejected by the victim while he pursued other women.

Arias initially denied involvement and later blamed the killing on masked intruders. Two years after her arrest, she said she killed Alexander in self-defense.

Jurors got the case Friday. They reached a decision late Wednesday morning, but it has not yet been announced.

Testimony in the trial began in early January, with Arias later spending 18 days on the witness stand. The trial quickly snowballed into a made-for-the-tabloids drama, garnering daily coverage from cable news networks, and spawning a virtual cottage industry for talk shows, legal experts and even Arias, who used her notoriety to sell artwork she made in jail.

Alexander suffered nearly 30 knife wounds, was shot in the forehead and had his throat slit before Arias dragged his body into his shower. He was found by friends about five days later.

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