Best of Phoenix 2013: Best Moments in Local Television
1.) The Jodi Arias trial
Arias' epic murder trial had everything that voyeurs, gossips, and just plain curious computer users could want, starting with the terrific decision by Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Sherry Stephens to allow the case to be televised. With the case's long prehistory -- going back to June 4, 2008, the day Arias sliced, stabbed, and shot her 30-year-old former boyfriend Travis Alexander at his Mesa house -- the media cannon was well primed by the time the trial started on January 2.
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