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Arizona jury hears arguments in Arias death penalty trial
Arizona jury hears arguments in Arias death penalty trial

PHOENIX (Reuters) - Jodi Arias, convicted in a sensational Arizona murder trial last year of killing her ex-boyfriend, returned to court on Tuesday for the re-start of penalty proceedings, with her lawyer describing his client as troubled and the prosecutor calling her heartless. After months of delays in the case, opening statements were presented to the jurors selected to decide whether Arias, found guilty of first-degree murder in the 2008 slaying of Travis Alexander, should receive the death penalty or life in prison. The 34-year-old ex-waitress was present as the 12 jurors and six alternates were sworn in by a Maricopa County Superior Court judge in Phoenix. The original trial jurors...

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