Jodi Arias Guilty, Wants Death: Watch Arias Sentencing Trial Online [LIVE STREAM]

By Staff Reporter on May 9, 2013 10:29 AM EDT

Jodi Arias
Jodi Arias reacts as a guilty verdict is read in her first-degree murder trial in Phoenix. (Photo: Reuters)

Jodi Arias was convicted of first-degree murder on Wednesday for brutally killing ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander at his home in June 2008. On Thursday, May 9, the Jury will begin the sentencing trial at 1 p.m. local time, 4 p.m. ET, to determine whether Arias deserves the death penalty.

In a gruesome murder, the body of Travis Alexander was discovered in the shower of his home by friends that entered his home. Authorities reported Alexander suffered a bullet to the head and nearly 30 stab wounds, including a throat cut from ear to ear. Jodi Arias was charged with the murder.

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During the trial, Arias claimed she was a victim of domestic violence and was physically attacked by Alexander after a day of sex. In self-defense, Jodi Arias ran for a gun and shot Alexander. However, she has no recollection of stabbing Alexander during the moment of rage.

Following the jury's decision on Wednesday, Jodi Arias spoke to the media in an interview. Arias was shocked that the members of the jury convicted her of first-degree murder, as she insists that the murder was not pre-meditated. Accepting her fate, Arias also hopes that the Alexander family can find peace from the verdict.

"The worst outcome for me would be natural life, I would much rather die sooner than later," said Jodi Arias.

"I said years ago I'd rather get death than life and that still is true today. I believe death is the ultimate freedom, so I'd rather just have my freedom as soon as I can get it."

The jury will begin the sentencing trial on Thursday, May 9, at 1 p.m. local time, or 4 p.m. ET, to decide whether or not Jodi Arias should be sentenced to death.

Be sure to watch the trial online for free in the videos below:


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