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Juror released from Arias murder trial due to illness; 2nd juror dismissed so far

  • Defendant Jodi Arias, right,  talks to her attorney, Jennifer Wilmott during her trial at Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix on Thursday, April 11, 2013.   Arias is on trial for the killing of her boyfriend, Travis Alexander, in 2008.  Arias faces a possible death sentence if convicted of first-degree murder.  (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, David Wallace, Pool)

    Defendant Jodi Arias, right, talks to her attorney, Jennifer Wilmott during her trial at Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix on Thursday, April 11, 2013. Arias is on trial for the killing of her boyfriend, Travis Alexander, in 2008. Arias faces a possible death sentence if convicted of first-degree murder. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, David Wallace, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

  • Defendant Jodi Arias listens during redirect of Alyce LaViolette, a domestic violence expert, during Arias's trial at Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix on Thursday, April 11, 2013.   Arias is on trial for the killing of her boyfriend, Travis Alexander, in 2008.  Arias faces a possible death sentence if convicted of first-degree murder.  (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, David Wallace, Pool)

    Defendant Jodi Arias listens during redirect of Alyce LaViolette, a domestic violence expert, during Arias's trial at Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix on Thursday, April 11, 2013. Arias is on trial for the killing of her boyfriend, Travis Alexander, in 2008. Arias faces a possible death sentence if convicted of first-degree murder. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, David Wallace, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

  • Prosecutor Juan Martinez looks on during redirect of Alyce LaViolette,  a domestic violence expert during the Jodi Arias trial at Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix on Thursday, April 11, 2013.  Arias is on trial for the killing of her boyfriend, Travis Alexander, in 2008.  Arias faces a possible death sentence if convicted of first-degree murder.  (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, David Wallace, Pool)

    Prosecutor Juan Martinez looks on during redirect of Alyce LaViolette, a domestic violence expert during the Jodi Arias trial at Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix on Thursday, April 11, 2013. Arias is on trial for the killing of her boyfriend, Travis Alexander, in 2008. Arias faces a possible death sentence if convicted of first-degree murder. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, David Wallace, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

Another juror has been released from the high-profile Jodi Arias murder trial in Phoenix.

Maricopa County Superior Court officials say Juror No. 11 was excused Friday because of health reasons.

Last week, another juror was dismissed for allegedly taking about the trial outside of court.

That leaves the jury with 11 men and six women. Twelve jurors eventually will be selected at random to decide the fate of Arias.

Arias says she killed her lover in self-defense at his suburban Phoenix home in 2008. Prosecutors say Arias planned the attack in a jealous rage.

She faces a possible death sentence if convicted of first-degree murder.