Jodi Arias Guilty of First-Degree Premeditated Murder, Jury Finds

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Pool by Tom Tingle/The Arizona Republic
Jodi Arias appears to cry during her trial.
Jodi Arias was found guilty of first-degree premeditated murder today, and now the jury must decide whether or not to put Arias to death.

The jury also found Arias guilty of felony murder.

The penalty phase of this trial, which already has lasted four months, will start at 1 p.m. on Thursday. It could go on for a few more days as the attorneys on both sides bring in witnesses.

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The courtroom was packed full of family and friends of Arias and her victim, former boyfriend Travis Alexander.

A large crowd gathered both in and outside of the Maricopa County Courthouse following the announcement of a pending verdict. Observers snapped pictures of national media types doing interviews near the courthouse steps. Yellow police tape lined various areas of the new court building, cordoning off the Arias watchers and media from those conducting less-sensational court business.


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HermanBernstein
HermanBernstein

am I the only one reading this "RAG"?...................................LOL

Martin Prunty
Martin Prunty

I'm pretty sure that she's innocent. It was the worst case of suicide in recorded history. :-)

Marcie Wason
Marcie Wason

Without a doubt she is guilty. I wouldn't be surprised if they end up sentencing her to death.

Bruce Duarte
Bruce Duarte

People die all the time. Idk what makez this trial so special.

Janis Lee
Janis Lee

In the end...Justice for Travis. Thats what matter.

Shane Pogue
Shane Pogue

Now, can CSI or Law and Order do an episode based off of this.

Lisa Perez
Lisa Perez

yup.. I believe the verdict was fair..

Kyle Acedo
Kyle Acedo

Shouldnt have taken this long. It was pretty cut and dry from the begining. She got what she deserves.

Tennvolgirl Tdb
Tennvolgirl Tdb

Yes I do. but I think the media just shoves it down our throats. I am sick of hearing about it on tv

Paul Merrill
Paul Merrill

Hell yes, now take off the stupid glasses. Nobodies buying it.

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