More testimony, tears for Jodi Arias

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  • Jodi Arias is accused of killing her ex-boyfriend in Arizona
  • On Tuesday, she cried as jurors viewed bloody photos
Jodi Arias cries after hearing testimony on Tuesday during her trial.

Arias' defense strategy: Blame the victim?

Jodi Arias admitted she killed her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander, but she claims it was in self-defense.

Analysis: Jodi Arias' tears in court

Jodi Arias admitted she killed her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander, but she claims it was in self-defense.

Jodi Arias couldn't keep her emotions in check again Tuesday as prosecutor Juan Martinez showed more crime scene photos of Travis Alexander's home to the jurors.

Tuesday's proceedings began with Martinez calling latent fingerprint examiner Heather Conner back to the witness stand to continue her testimony from last week.

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Conner testified last Thursday that she processed the evidence found at Alexander's house after his body was found in June 2008. She said it took her about three days to thoroughly process the crime scene.

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Martinez displayed photos to the jurors that showed massive blood stains in the hallway outside of Alexander's bedroom. 

 

The photos show stains on the floorboards as well. In Session's law enforcement analyst Mike Brooks says the stains in the hall could indicate Alexander's body was dragged down the hallway and placed in the shower where his body was ultimately found. Conner also said there was a shoeprint in the hallway.

 

Arias wore a pair of gold rim glasses, and a baby blue shirt for Tuesday's testimony. She began to cry as Martinez began to ask Conner about a palm print found on the bathroom wall.

Shortly after Alexander’s body was found in June 2008, Arias told police she was not involved in Alexander's death. She later changed her story and told investigators that she witnessed two intruders break in and kill him. She eventually admitted to killing Alexander in self-defense.

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