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(AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Rob Schumacher, Pool). Defendant Jodi Arias looks to her family during closing arguments during her trial on Friday, May 3, 2013 at Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Rob Schumacher, Pool). Defendant Jodi Arias looks to her family during closing arguments during her trial on Friday, May 3, 2013 at Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix.

PHOENIX (AP) - Jodi Arias has been convicted of first-degree murder in the brutal stabbing and shooting death of her one-time boyfriend in Arizona.
 
Arias was charged in the June 2008 killing of Travis Alexander in his suburban Phoenix home. Authorities say she planned the attack in a jealous rage. Arias initially denied involvement, then blamed it on two masked intruders. Two years after her arrest, she said she killed Alexander in self-defense.
 
Testimony began in early January, with Arias eventually spending 18 days on the witness stand. Jurors got the case Friday.
 
The trial has been a made-for-the-tabloids drama, garnering daily coverage by the cable news networks, with tales of lurid sex, lies and death, nude photos and accounts of a salacious relationship that ended in a bloody killing.
 
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