In a high-profile and heavily televised murder trial in Arizona, Jodi Arias was found guilty today of first-degree murder in the death of her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander.
The verdict was announced on live TV shortly before 5 p.m. ET in Maricopa County Superior Court. The trial in the sensational case, which has been a focus of heavy media attention since January, now moves into the aggravation phase.
Arias, 32, could face the death penalty. The body of Alexander, 30, was found in his shower in June 2008. “He had been shot in the face, stabbed multiple times and his throat had been slashed,” Reuters reports.
Arias admitted to killing Alexander, but “had said her actions were in self-defense after he attacked her because she had dropped his camera while taking photos of him in the shower,” the report notes.