Charged with murdering her lover Travis Alexander in his Phoenix, Ariz. home back in June, 2008, Jodi Arias just spent the last two weeks testifying under the prosecution’s grueling questioning, several times cracking under the strain and breaking down in tears. “Now it's the jury's turn,” FOX News reported today.
Permissible under Ariz. criminal law, jurors seated in the Jodi Arias murder trial will get to pose their own questions to the now infamous murder suspect.
Although Arias says she killed her now dead boyfriend in self-defense after he attacked her following “a day of raunchy sex,” prosecutors claim that the murder was pre-meditated and thoroughly planned out as a result of her own jealousy.
Alexander had been shot in the head, stabbed and slashed nearly 30 times and had his throat slit.
According to the judge overseeing the trial, Sherry Stephens, jurors have submitted approximately 100 questions to ask Arias.
Defense and prosecuting attorneys will meet today to review the jurors’ questions and have the opportunity to submit their objections, if any.
After the questions are finalized, Judge Sherry Stephens will ask Arias the questions directly.
Although Jodi Arias claimed that Alexander physically abused her in the months leading up to his death, she hasn’t been able to prove those allegations in court.
Arias said that she “had no choice” but to kill Travis Alexander.
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