Jodi Arias: 15 days on the stand... and counting

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Jodi Arias: 15 days on the stand... and counting

Arias describes sex with Travis on baptism day

Arias describes sex with Travis on baptism day

Analysis: Jodi Arias' tears in court

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

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Jodi Arias’ testimony has spanned more than a month -- and she's not done.

Arias first took the witness stand in her defense Feb. 4. She has spent almost 15 full days testifying about her relationship with Travis Alexander, including salacious sexual details that have made her friends steer clear of the court and caused Arias to be humiliated on the stand. She has also accused Alexander, a Mormon, of being an abusive sexual deviant who would make her quake in fear when he was angered. In her most shocking revelation, she said Alexander was aroused by children.

Arias testified Alexander’s abuse culminated in a fight on June 4, 2008, forcing Arias to kill him in self-defense. She remembers shooting him, but has no memory of stabbing him multiple times or slitting his throat from ear to ear.

Read more: HLN's live blog of Tuesday's testimony

On Wednesday, Arias is expected to answer more questions, this time they will come directly from the jurors who will decide her fate. Arizona is one of a handful of states that allows jurors to ask witnesses questions.

On Tuesday, Judge Sherry Stephens announced the jurors had 100 questions for Arias after defense attorney Kirk Nurmi finished his redirect examination of her.

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

Read more: Flustered & floundering: The day Arias cracked

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

On Wednesday, attorneys will review the questions in court without the jury present. They will object to questions when they feel necessary. If the question survives all legal objections it will eventually be read to Arias for her to answer. If not, the question will be discarded.

Once all the questions have been vetted, Arias will take the stand and answer them. Some of the jurors' questions could be moot if they have been answered during testimony. At the end of the questioning, the attorneys will have an opportunity to do follow-up questioning based on the questions that were asked by the jurors.

After the jurors’ questions are answered, the defense has a chance to rest its case. However, Arias' defense team is 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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