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Sex tapes driving Arias’ friends out of court

  • Jodi Arias, who is accused of killing her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander, claims self-defense
  • Wednesday's testimony is expected to be sexually graphic

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Jodi Arias’ friends tell In Session they’re staying out of court Wednesday.

READ MORE: Live blog of Arias's testimony Wednesday

They say they won't be there for Arias’ testimony because they don’t want to hear recordings of phone sex conversations between Arias and Travis Alexander.

They say they are acting out of respect for Arias.

READ MORE: Why do Arias' other boyfriends matter?

The conversations are expected to be graphic. Defense attorney Jennifer Willmott talked about one of the phone calls during her opening statement, when she told the jury that Alexander told Arias she sounded like a 12-year-old girl having an orgasm for the first time. The explicit phone call could support the defense’s theory that Alexander was a sexual deviant who abused Arias.

READ MORE: Arias: I didn't want to reject him

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

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