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Jodi Arias takes the stand

  • Arias told jurors she killed Travis Alexander when he attacked her and that she also planned to kill herself
  • She's accused of stabbing Alexander 29 times, slashing his throat, and shooting him in the head

Jodi Arias stunned the courtroom on Monday by taking the stand and testifying in her murder trial. Her testimony is expected to last over a couple of days. But was a it a brilliant move by the defense team to put her on the stand or will it be a catastrophe for Jodi Arias to face cross-examination?

Jane Velez-Mitchell debates the defense strategy with her expert legal panel. 

For complete coverage of this trial watch Jane Velez-Mitchell weeknights at 7pm ET on HLN. 

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