Jodi Arias Faces Possible Death Penalty After Jury’s Verdict
Jodi Arias could face the death penalty, nearly five years after she stabbed, shot and almost decapitated her ex-boyfriend.
An Arizona jury Wednesday found that Arias was “exceptionally cruel” when she murdered Travis Alexander in 2008. That verdict makes Arias, 32, eligible for the death penalty in the next phase of her trial.
Arias sobbed as a prosecutor presented evidence Wednesday.
Around her, the courtroom was silent for two minutes. That’s how long Travis Alexander suffered in pain as Arias attacked him, Prosecutor Juan Martinez said.