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See Jodi Arias testify: 'I planned to be dead'

  • On Monday, Arias took the stand for the first time, watch the first part of her riveting testimony
  • Arias, on trial for the slaying of her former lover, Travis Alexander, claims self-defense

In her own words, Jodi Arias explained on Monday her side of the brutal murder that left her former boyfriend shot and stabbed to death.

When asked why she told a news outlet that no jury would convict her, she said, "At the time I had planned to commit suicide... I didn’t expect to be here."

Arias said if she had given the jailer the reason behind her remarks she would have been "stripped down and taken to a padded cell," where she would have stayed until she stabilized, referring to jail procedure regarding suicidal prisoners. 

"I was very confident that no jury would convict me because I planned to be dead… probably the most bitter words I’ll ever eat," she said. 

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