May 8th, 2013
04:56 PM ET

Jodi Arias convicted of first-degree murder

An Arizona jury Wednesday found Jodi Arias guilty of first-degree murder for killing Travis Alexander in June 2008. The conviction means Arias could face the death penalty. In the next phase of the case, prosecutors will have a chance to present additional evidence and jurors will decide whether Alexander's death was caused in a cruel manner.


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  1. Portland tony

    Americans have an obsessive desire to watch the misery of others....Be it the victims family or the defendant's, people take sides, even betting $$ on the outcome. Doesn't it seem odd that in the Great United States, a good percentage of its citizens can tell you the outcome of the Anthony and Arias murder cases, than who represents them in congress!

    May 8, 2013 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Citizen

      I wonder if your tune would change if you were the relative or loved one of a murdered victim? Hmmmm? My brother was murdered by a lunatice 20 years ago (in Awahtukee–outside of Scotsdale/Phoenix) Arizona. She broke into his house–shot him six times with a 357 magnum–hollow point–as he was coming out of the shower–because he wouldn't return the affections that she felt for him. (she worked for him and he "helped her out" by allowing her to clean his home to make extra money. She took it a step further. When he didn't return the affection, she got mad and killed him. She used the combination to his home, broke in and shot him. She plead guilty to 2nd degree and got 20 years. She looked a LOT like this crazy idiot.) She is now a free woman. She took an INNOCENT life because she couldn't have her way...and now she is free.

      Hope you have a nice day.

      May 9, 2013 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
    • Gorge

      I'm sorry for your loss. Really. But Tony has a valid point. People know the skinny on this trial but can't point out Montana on a map. Can we say "American Idiot"?

      May 9, 2013 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Portland tony

      @citizen.....sorry for your loss. However what the hell does that have to do with my comment?

      May 9, 2013 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    Perhaps we can now stop hearing about this person and focus on important things.

    May 8, 2013 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Monte Cristo

      Yea like curbing welfare for Mus lum people who are going to blow us up. Ahem. Yup believe it or not the family of the Boston bombers received over $100000 in assistance. And banasy says there is no problem with welfare in America. Well I beg to differ

      May 9, 2013 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      How does one get "And banasy says there is no problem with welfare in America." from the statement "Perhaps we can now stop hearing about this person and focus on important things."? Somebody gold medaled in conclusion jumping.

      May 9, 2013 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  3. rob

    You claim you are the nations leading news source. NONSENCE! You really are more akin to a grocery store sensation rag one sees at the Publix.

    May 8, 2013 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
  4. D

    Who is more guilty, the murderer or the people who want the murderer killed?

    May 8, 2013 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cactus Jack

      Is that supposed to be a trick question, or profound? Jodi Arias has been adjudged by a jury of her peers guilty of first degree murder, the sanction for which includes death. That sanction – both a general deterrent and punishment – was passed by the elected representatives of that society. No guilt there. You can keep your terrorists alive in Boston, but don't tell me what to do or try your do-gooder guilt trip.

      May 9, 2013 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Kimber

      I couldn't agree with you more. I'm not condoning what she did,
      but the fact that Travis Alexander's family is so Christian one would think they wouldn't want the death penalty.

      May 9, 2013 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |

    That would be THE MURDERER! According to the oldest book in the world! Watch the interviews, she asked for the death penalty herself!! THIS IS A WOMAN WHO IS USE TO GETTING WHAT SHE WANTS, LET'S GIVE IT TO HER!!

    May 8, 2013 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • D

      Matthew 5:22

      May 8, 2013 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Citizen

      Yep...can I help?

      May 9, 2013 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  6. Name all for justice

    She is of her father the devil , she was a lier from the beging and to the end rot in hell

    May 8, 2013 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
  7. TvNyC

    She is innocent

    May 8, 2013 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Darlene

      What trial did YOU watch? Is your last name Arias,Nurmi, Wilmott, Samuels OR Laviolette????? Idiot!

      May 11, 2013 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    The worse the traffic accident, the more drivers stare.

    May 9, 2013 at 1:44 am | Report abuse |
    • ronvan

      Isn't that the truth!

      May 9, 2013 at 6:53 am | Report abuse |
  9. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    This murder was not done in a "cruel manner." The work of Ms. Arias was elegant in its understatement.

    May 9, 2013 at 1:52 am | Report abuse |
  10. ronvan

    Listening to the news feeds, all of the "experts" interviewed, are saying that the evidence in this case was overwhelming and that all of her lies didn't help things. Punishment? While I agree with the death penalty, which she rightfully deserves, just because of the fact that SHE wants it I would give her life without parole! WHO knows, maybe the prisioners will take care of her or at least make her suffer to THEIR will for the rest of her miserable life!

    May 9, 2013 at 6:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Nuclear Ned

      Neither incarceration nor capital punishment seem to be much of a deterrent for crazy people. Hows that workin for ya?

      May 10, 2013 at 2:02 am | Report abuse |
  11. She turned the media into a newt!


    May 9, 2013 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
  12. Rodriguez

    Arizona's death chamber, in Florence, used to be cyanide gas. But they didn't do an environmental assessment on the impact of post execution gas release, so had to convert to the needle of lethal injection. For me, the gas chamber had greater deterrent effect. The condemned would futilely try holding their breath, looking around, palpable panic... very dramatic. Lethal injection is relatively boring.

    May 9, 2013 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Portland tony

      The "Death penalty" doesn't deter crimes of rage or passion. You catch your spouse in a compromised position, you may strike them down....but chances are you will never commit that crime again, deterrent or not.

      May 9, 2013 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  13. renee mcdaniel

    She is a liar and still lying when she said she wanted the death penalty. She is playing the reverse psychology role. She is hoping that by saying she wants death that out of hatred/vengeance the jurors will give her life instead. Always a manipulator.

    May 9, 2013 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  14. 1608®

    The return of sleepy town.
    Now that the terrorist is gone I'll have a small party.
    Check your news ppl. he's not here anymore.

    May 9, 2013 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    Ms. Arias is a very great star in what I think is her living fantasy of importance. She is almost as famous as Marilyn Monroe. The most thrilling ending of her story would be starring in her own execution.

    May 10, 2013 at 6:32 am | Report abuse |
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