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Jodi Arias convicted of first-degree murder

Jodi Arias being detained in Maricopa County Jail. Image by ABC

Jodi Arias convicted of first-degree murder

By Ina Ronquillo. CREATED May 8, 2013

PHOENIX (AP) - Jodi Arias has been convicted of first-degree murder in the brutal stabbing and shooting death of her one-time boyfriend in Arizona.
    
Arias was charged 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 she killed Alexander in self-defense.
    
Testimony began in early January, with Arias eventually spending 18 days on the witness stand. Jurors got the case Friday.
    
The trial has been a made-for-the-tabloids drama, garnering daily coverage by the cable news networks, with tales of lurid sex, lies and death, nude photos and accounts of a salacious relationship that ended in a bloody killing.

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Ina received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Arizona with a double major in Media Arts and Communication.