Posted: Feb 20, 2013 2:17 AM by Associated Press
PHOENIX (AP) - A woman charged in her lover's slaying is testifying about the day of his death, and describing for jurors how the victim's rage was escalating, and how she never planned to kill him.
Jodi Arias has spent seven days detailing the events that to Travis Alexander's death in June 2008 at his Mesa home. On Tuesday, she began discussing the details that led to the killing. Testimony was set to resume Wednesday.
Arias says she drove from California to meet Alexander and that she had no gun or knife with her. He was shot and stabbed multiple times. Prosecutors must prove she planned the killing to secure a first-degree murder conviction and the death penalty.
She claims the killing was self-defense after Alexander attacked her. Prosecutors say she killed in a jealous rage.
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