The jury, after deliberating for fifteen hours has finally reached their decision on May 8 in the Jodi Arias murder trial. She was found guilty of murder for stabbing him 27 times, slitting his throat and shooting him in the head.
Jodi Arias‘ has been found guilty for the murder of her boyfriend Travis Alexander in 2008. Jodi was accused of stabbing and shooting her boyfriend, and after two full day of deliberations the jury decided she was guilty of first degree murder on May 8.
Guilty Verdict Reached At Jodi Arias Murder Trial
The jury has been in court since January 2 and deliberating the verdict since May 6.
Jodi, 32, was found guilty of murder in the first degree of her ex boyfriend, who was found dead in his shower in Phoenix, AZ, in 2008. Jodi admitted to stabbing him 27 in the back and torso, and shooting him in the head. His throat was also slit from ear-to-ear.
The jury reached a unanimous verdict of guilty of first degree murder. This means that she could face execution, unless the jury grants her life in prison. She could be eligible for parole after 25 years.
Closing Arguments At Jodi Arias’ Trial
During the closing arguments, prosecutor Juan Martinez said that Jodi was a calculated killer, and he asked the jury to return a verdict of first degree murder.
“Nothing indicates that this is anything less than a slaughter.”
Jodi’s defense attorney Kirk Nurmi argued that Jodi was abused by Travis, and they had a relationship of “sex, lies, and dirty little secrets.”
He asked the jury to consider manslaughter as an alternate to murder: if she is “guilty of anything at all,” he said, “it is the crime of manslaughter.”
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— Eleanore Hutch