Jury Finds Jodi Arias Guilty

Pool photo by Rob Schumacher

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.