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Jodi Arias Found Guilty Of Murdering Boyfriend

Jodi Arias reacts during the reading of the verdict at Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix on  Wednesday.
Jodi Arias reacts during the reading of the verdict at Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix on Wednesday.

Jurors on Wednesday found Jodi Arias, accused of killing her onetime boyfriend in a fit of rage, guilty of first-degree murder.

Arias, 32, initially denied involvement in the June 4, 2008, shooting death of Travis Alexander, blaming his death on two masked intruders. Two years later, she changed her story, saying she had killed him in self-defense.

Testimony began in January in the four-month trial in Phoenix that became a cable television sensation, with details of the couple's sexual escapades and photos of Alexander after his death presented as evidence.

Jurors reached a verdict after about 15 hours of deliberation.

Following her conviction, Arias faces a possible death sentence.

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