PHOENIX (AP) — Testimony has concluded for the week in the Arizona trial of a woman charged with fatally stabbing and shooting her lover.
Jodi Arias testified this week in Phoenix about the volatile relationship that culminated with her killing Travis Alexander after a lust-filled day of sex and raunchy photographs in June 2008.
The 32-year-old faces the death penalty if convicted. She is set to return to the witness stand Monday when trial resumes.
Prosecutors claim Arias killed Alexander in a jealous rage, stabbing and slashing him 27 times, slitting his throat and shooting him in the head.
Arias says it was self-defense after initially telling authorities she wasn't there. She then blamed it on masked intruders. She now claims Alexander attacked her, forcing her to fight for her life.