Jury Finds Jodi Arias Guilty

    Defendant Jodi Arias listens to defense attorney Kirk Nurmi make his closing arguments during her trial on Friday, May 3, 2013 at Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix.  Arias is charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing and shooting death of Travis Alexander, 30, in his suburban Phoenix home in June 2008. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Rob Schumacher, Pool)

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    Bringing the most salacious trial since Casey Anthony’s to a dramatic close Wednesday afternoon, jurors found Jodi Arias guilty of first-degree murder. The jury spent just three days in deliberation, following a nearly four-month trial that included tales of sex, lies, and even a bloody shower. Arias, a former waitress in California, claims that she killed her 30-year-old ex-boyfriend, Travis Alexander, in self-defense. The prosecution presented Arias as a manipulative liar and boyfriend killer. Alexander was killed five years ago after enduring more than a dozen stab wounds, a slit to the throat, and a gunshot wound. Arias was placed on suicide watch Wednesday after saying she preferred the death penalty to life in prison.

    Of first degree murder.

    After the verdict, Jodi Arias said she'd rather get the death penalty than serve life in prison.

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