More grisly details expected in Jodi Arias trial

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  • Jodi Arias is accused of killing her ex-boyfriend in Arizona
  • Arias says she killed him in self-defense
In his opening statement, Deputy County Attorney Juan Martinez described the violent murder of Travis Alexander.

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

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

More horrific details and crime scene evidence are expected in the Jodi Arias trial as testimony picks back up Tuesday, when latent fingerprint examiner Heather Conner is called back to the witness stand.

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During Thursday’s proceedings, Conner testified about the evidence she helped process at Travis Alexander’s house after his body was found with his neck sliced from ear to ear, two dozen knife wounds and a gunshot wound to his head.

Arias cried as crime scene photos were displayed to the jurors Thursday showing massive blood spots in Alexander’s bathroom and bedroom.

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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 killed him. She eventually admitted to killing Alexander in self-defense.

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