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Testimony resumes in Jodi Arias' Arizona murder trial as prosecution calls rebuttal witnesses


Defendant Jodi Arias looks at the jury as they enter the courtroom during her trial at Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix on Wednesday, April 17, 2013. Arias is on trial for the killing of her boyfriend, Travis Alexander in 2008. Arias claims self-defense but faces a potential death sentence if convicted of first-degree murder. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, David Wallace, Pool) (The Associated Press)

The prosecutor in the Jodi Arias' murder trial is expected to call more rebuttal witnesses Tuesday aimed at discrediting the defense.

Clinical psychologist Janeen DeMarte testified last week that Arias wasn't a battered woman and doesn't suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder or amnesia.

Defense experts had testified that Arias suffers from all the conditions, which explains why she can't recall much from the day she killed her lover in self-defense.

Defense attorneys rested their case last week after about 2 1/2 months of testimony.

Arias faces a potential death sentence if convicted of first-degree murder in Travis Alexander's 2008 killing at his suburban Phoenix home.


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