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Jane Velez-Mitchell

Jane Velez-Mitchell takes a stand on the biggest topics of the day that people across the country are buzzing about.

Friend of Travis: Jodi was zombie-like

Friend of Travis: Jodi was zombie-like

Julie Christopher, a friend of Travis Alexander, tells Jane Velez-Mitchell that she had dinner with Travis and Jodi Arias just 2 weeks before he was killed. She tells Jane that Jodi was emotionless and was like a zombie and that she got a really bad feeling from her and tried to warn Travis.

For more on this story watch Jane Velez-Mitchell weeknights at 7pm ET on HLN. 

Does Lindsay Lohan deserve another chance?

Does Lindsay Lohan deserve another chance?

Lindsay Lohan’s legal troubles will, once again, be on full display as her lawyer gears up for a pre-trial hearing scheduled for tomorrow.

This latest trip to court stems from a misdemeanor charge of lying to police after Lindsay allegedly crashed on the Pacific Coast Highway in June and told cops she wasn’t driving. That charge, in turn, triggered a probation violation in her jewelry heist case.

Jodi re-enacts alleged attack by Travis

Jodi re-enacts alleged attack by Travis

Juan Martinez finished his cross-examination of Jodi Arias on Thursday with fireworks. 

He had her describe her version of exactly what happened when she killed Travis Alexander. At one point, he had Arias actually stand up, come out from behind the stand and reenact how she says Travis attacked her.  

Congress passes Violence Against Women Act

Congress passes Violence Against Women Act

The Republican-held House passed the renewal of the Violence Against Women Act, sending it to President Obama for his signature on Thursday after months of bipartisan back-and-forth.

The reauthorization is hailed as a landmark decision for providing protection to all victims of sexual and domestic violence including same-sex couples, transgender people, immigrants and Native Americans. The newly-passed bill is aimed at reducing domestic abuse and sexual violence by improving the criminal justice response to offenders, strengthening punishments for repeat offenders and focusing on sexual assault prevention.

Do you believe Jodi's account of killing Travis?

updated 1:39 PM EST, Thu February 28, 2013
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7% Yes
93% No
Friend: Jodi believes it will be a mistrial

Friend: Jodi believes it will be a mistrial

Bryan Carr is a friend of Jodi Arias who visits her every weekend in prison. Carr tells Jane Velez-Mitchell that he has talked to Arias about the possible outcomes of her trial, and they do not think Jodi will get the death penalty. 

In fact, Carr tells Jane that Jodi believes there will be a mistrial because the jury will be split. 

Jodi Arias: Femme Fatale?

Jodi Arias: Femme Fatale?

Day 3 of the cross-examination of Jodi Arias was one of the most sexually charged days we have seen so far. Prosecutor, Juan Martinez, read very explicit text messages between Jodi Arias and Travis Alexander. He also played more of the phone sex calls between Jodi and Travis.  Martinez spent a lot of time trying to establish how willing a participant Jodi Arias was in her sexual relationship with Travis. 

Jane Velez-Mitchell spoke with former Hollywood madam Jody 'Babydol' Gibson who analyzed Jodi and Travis' sexual relationship. 

Based on the XXX texts & calls how do you think Jodi felt about relationship with Travis?

updated 1:11 PM EST, Wed February 27, 2013
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4% She felt like a victim
96% She enjoyed all of it

Jurors watch Arias cross-exam like ‘tennis match’

Editor's note: Selin Darkalstanian is a producer for HLN's Jane Velez-Mitchell show. She has been in the courtroom every day of the Jodi Arias trial, taking notes on the jurors' reactions.

Prosecutor Juan Martinez's much anticipated cross-examination of Jodi 
Arias has made for riveting courtroom drama.

Arias: Travis messaged a married woman

Arias: Travis messaged a married woman

Jodi Arias said on the stand Tuesday that she found inappropriate Myspace messages exchanged between Travis Alexander and his friend Shannon Crabtree Peterson, a married woman, and that Travis and Peterson even planned to meet for a sexual liaison.  

Shannon Crabtree Peterson says those claims are not true and speaks to Jane live to tell her side of the story. 

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