1. CLOSING TIME

    Jurors Reach Verdict in Arias Case

    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)

    Rob Schumacher/AP

    The spectacle that was the Jodi Arias trial is nearly over. After three days of deliberations, jurors have reached a verdict—to be read at 4:30 p.m. ET—on whether they will charge Arias with first-degree murder in the brutal slaying of her 30-year-old ex-boyfriend, Travis Alexander. In closing arguments on Friday, the prosecution painted a haunting picture of Arias—a California waitress and budding photographer—as a manipulative liar and killer. Although Arias continues to deny involvement in the death, authorities say she planned the attack in a “jealous rage” after witnessing Alexander pursue other women.

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