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Jodi Arias Found Guilty But Agrees To An Interview

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  Original Published: 5/9/2013  The Jodi Arias trial has played out over several months with dramatic twists and turns, and graphic details and photos.    After 15 hours of deliberation, an Arizona jury found Arias guilty of first degree murder in the death of her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander.   Just minutes after the verdict, Arias made a shocking move.    She agreed to an interview.   Ed Payne has the story.   Jodi Arias showed little emotion, as she became a convicted murderer.   Moments later, she honored her agreement with a Phoenix TV station, for an on-camera interview if the verdict was murder one.   She talked about what she felt when the verdict was read.   "I think I just went blank. I just feel overwhelmed. It was unexpected for me yes, because there was no premeditation on my part," Arias said.   Travis Alexander's family were elated at the verdict.   Next comes what's called the aggravation phase of the case.   Jurors will decide whether Alexander, Arias' boyfriend, died in a cruel manner.   From there the case will move to the penalty phase, where Arias will receive a sentence.   She says she knows what she wants to hear from the jury.   "I said years ago I'd rathere get death than life and that is still true today. I believe death is the ultimate freedom. I'd rather have my freedom as soon as I can get it," Arias said.   If the jury decides on a death sentence, the judge is bound by that decision.   But if they decide against it, the judge is left with two options, life in prison without parole or life with the possibility of parole after 25 years.   There are currently 127 people on death row in Arizona.    If Arias is given the death sentence, she would be the fourth woman on death row in the state.    As jurors prepare for sentencing, an attorney for Travis Alexander's family is planning to file a civil wrongful death lawsuit.
   
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