Jodi Arias seeks to postpone trial -- again

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  • Woman is accused of killing her ex-boyfriend in Arizona
  • Defense wants more time to examine evidence
  • The murder trial is set to start November 19
Jodi Arias seeks to postpone trial -- again

Jodi Arias is seeking to have her murder trial continued for the seventh time.

Her defense team is requesting a six-week delay to conduct private testing on a laptop hard drive. Their expert needs more time to examine the evidence.

Read more: Jodi Arias: Cold-blooded killer or innocent victim?

Court documents say the hard drive contains text messages and pictures of Arias and the victim, Travis Alexander.

In June, 2008, Alexander's roommates found his mutilated body in his shower at his Mesa, Arizona, home. Alexander, a Mormon motivational speaker, was found with his throat slit from ear to ear. According to police, he'd also been shot in the face and stabbed 29 times. Prosecutors say Arias killed Alexander after he decided to break off their sexual relationship.

Authorities say Arias has given several stories about Alexander's death. Initially, Arias told police she wasn't with him when he was killed. Then Arias said two intruders killed Alexander.  

Police say they found a camera at the scene showing Arias and Alexander in suggestive poses, along with photos of Alexander's dead body.

Now, Arias is saying she killed him in self-defense because he got violent with her.

She could face the death penalty if convicted.

Read more: Victim’s sister: Arias deserves death

The defense has argued Arias should not face death because she didn’t plan to kill Alexander.

The trial is set for November 19.

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