Jodi Arias Asks Jurors to Spare Her Life

PHOENIX, Ariz. — Jurors in Arizona began deliberating Tuesday whether Jodi Arias will receive the death penalty or life in prison for killing ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander in 2008.

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File photo of Jodi Arias in court

During testimony earlier in the day Arias asked the jury to spare her life, saying she could teach people to read in prison and make a positive impact on inmates.

When jurors found her guilty of first-degree murder earlier this month, they said that Arias was “exceptionally cruel” when she murdered her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander in 2008.

Arias stabbed Alexander 29 times, slit his neck from ear to ear and shot him in the face.

During the trial, Arias, 32, claimed she killed him in self-defense after he attacked her.

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