Drama still to come: Jurors to question Arias

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  • Watch Jodi Arias take the stand LIVE on HLN today
  • Jodi Arias is accused of killing her ex-boyfriend, Travis Alexander, in 2008
  • Arias says she killed Alexander in self-defense
Drama still to come: Jurors to question Arias

Atty: Jodi still hasn't established solid self-defense case

Atty: Jodi still hasn't established solid self-defense case

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Jodi Arias is accused of killing her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander.

HLN is covering the Jodi Arias trial live gavel-to-gavel as it comes to its dramatic conclusion, beginning at 12:30 p.m. ET each day court is in session.

One of the most dramatic stages of the Jodi Arias trial is still to come.

After defense attorney Kirk Nurmi finishes his re-direct examination of Arias, she will answer questions directly from the jurors.

That questioning could be a bellwether moment in the trial. The jurors questions could indicate whether Arias will be found guilty or innocent of killing her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander.

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The focus of their questions could give insight into the evidence, testimony and issues they are struggling to reconcile or understand.

Nurmi’s redirect examination of Arias begins Monday, and could last anywhere from a few hours to a few days. It will be another opportunity for Arias to explain her memory lapses, and talk about evidence that could point to premeditation.

Read more: In Session's live blog of Thursday's testimony

After Nurmi finishes his redirect examination, the jurors will get a chance to ask questions of Arias directly before she exits the witness stand.

The jurors will write their questions on pieces of paper and hand them to Judge Sherry Stephens. Stephens will then read the questions to the attorneys at a sidebar. If the attorneys have no valid objections, the question will then be read out loud for Arias to answer.

Arizona is among the minority of states that allow jurors to ask witnesses questions.

After the jurors’ questions are answered, the defense has a chance to rest its case. However, they are expected to call a couple of expert witnesses, possibly a psychologist and a domestic violence expert.

Once the defense rests, Martinez will have a chance to call rebuttal witnesses. Alexander's friend Dave Hall is expected to testify that Alexander did not own a gun, contradicting Arias’ testimony about how the slaying took place.

After the prosecution wraps its rebuttal case, attorneys will give their closing arguments. The jury will then deliberate on Arias’ guilt or innocence.

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