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Friend of Arias: I was in fear for my life

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  • Patti was going to testify for Jodi Arias
  • After learning the details of the crime & receiving threats, Patti did not testify

Patti was a childhood friend of Jodi Arias and was going to testify on her behalf during the sentencing phase of the trial. But Patti changed her mind and did not testify. She says she was in fear for her life. Her name, address and picture were posted online and her social media accounts were hacked. 

Patti says she was friends with Jodi Arias when they were kids. She says it is hard to think back to the girl she knew and all of the great times she had with Arias when they were young. She can’t imagine anyone, let alone her childhood friend, becoming a killer.

Jane Velez-Mitchell spoke to Patti in an exclusive interview. It is the first time Patti has spoken since the trial.

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

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