Jodi Ann Arias, age 32, was guilty of killing her boyfriend, Travis Alexander by a Maricopa County jury. Arias broke down in tears as the verdict was read.
Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery issued the following statement on the verdict. He said the verdict, “closes the guilt phase of State v. Jodi Ann Arias. However, the pursuit of justice on behalf of Travis Alexander continues. We look forward to the next phase of the proceedings, where the State will present evidence to prove the murder was committed in an especially heinous, cruel, or depraved manner. Consistent with the State Bar Rules of Professional Conduct, my Office will have no further comment at this time.”
The Arias trial became sordid fodder for 24/7 news outlets such as MSNBC, and CNN. Day after day their viewers heard about the bizarre and ever changing story of Arias in her testimony in her defense.
Arias claimed self-defense 2008 death of her estranged boyfriend. She stabbed him numerous times after she shot him in the head.
Sometime after the verdict, Arias was placed on suicide watch. Arias faces punishment ranging from life in prison to the death penalty.