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Woman charged in stabbing, shooting death of lover testifies in Arizona death penalty trial

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Feb. 6, 2013: Defendant Jodi Arias describes her relationship with Travis Alexander and answers questions from her attorney Kirk Nurmi as she testifies in her murder trial in Judge Sherry Stephens' Superior Court. Arias, 32, is accused of stabbing and slashing Alexander, 27 times, slitting his throat and shooting him in the head in his suburban Phoenix home in June 2008. She initially denied any involvement, then later blamed it on masked intruders before eventually settling on self-defense. (AP)

A woman charged in her lover's 2008 stabbing and shooting death in Arizona is testifying for a seventh day.

Jodi Arias faces the death penalty if convicted of first-degree murder in Travis Alexander's killing. She is set to resume testimony Thursday.

Her previous six days on the witness stand has included repeated testimony about claims that Alexander beat her, cheated on her and coerced into fulfilling sexual fantasies. Jurors have heard explicit phone conversations between Arias and Alexander as Arias describes the victim as a deviant. Alexander's friends say she is lying.

She claims she killed him in self-defense but first denied any involvement. Prosecutors say Arias planned a savage murder, stabbing and slashing him 27 times, slitting his throat and shooting him in the head.

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