PHOENIX – Jodi Arias has spent weeks on the witness stand answering questions from attorneys about every aspect of her life, including the day she killed her lover. Now it's the jury's turn.
Arias is charged in the June 2008 killing of Travis Alexander in his suburban Phoenix home. She says it was self-defense, but police say she planned the attack in a jealous rage. Alexander had been shot in the head, stabbed nearly 30 times and had his throat slit.
Arias initially told authorities she had nothing to do with Alexander's death then blamed it on masked intruders before settling on self-defense. She says she was too scared and ashamed to tell the truth.
Jurors on Wednesday will now pose their own questions to Arias, something allowed in Arizona criminal cases.