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Jury Selection Begins, AZ vs. Jodi Arias

After 4 1/2 years and many delays, the jury selection process has begun in the case of The State of AZ vs. Jodi Arias for the murder of Travis Alexander.  They estimate it will take two weeks to seat a jury, but after the delays we've seen leading up to this point, don't hold your breath!

Arias has been in custody since 2008, arrested and charged in the brutal murder of ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander.  Arias' defense team has argued that Arias killed Alexander in self defense, and further argue that Arias didn't plan to kill him and it should not be a death penalty case.  Travis Alexander was discovered dead in his bathroom on June 9, 2008.  He had been shot in the face, stabbed 27 times and his throat was slit.

Evidence left at the scene, as well as deleted photos recovered from a digital camera found at Alexander's home link Arias to the murder.  She initially denied having anything to do with the crime, even going as far as creating a makeshift photo memorial page for Travis on MySpace within days of his death.  She was in attendance at his funeral service.  This woman gives me the creeps.  When she was arrested, she smiled in her mug shot.  While in custody, she competed in the Maricopa jail's holiday singing contest. She gave several jailhouse interviews, where she can be seen checking her makeup and hair - and smiling.  Creepy.

She proclaimed "no jury in the world will convict me, you can mark my words".  We'll see about that Ms. Arias.  I think you greatly overestimate your charm and intelligence.  The jury will see right through you.  To be continued....

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