02/20/2013 11:53 am ET Updated Feb 20, 2013

Jodi Arias Live Blog: Defendant Describes Killing Scene

When Jodi Arias takes the stand Wednesday, she is expected to tell the jury about the brutal slaying of her ex-boyfriend, Travis Alexander.

Arias has spent seven days on the witness stand testifying about all aspects of her relationship with Alexander and the events that led up to today's critical testimony in the case.

Arias is accused of murdering Alexander at his Mesa, Ariz., apartment on June 4, 2008. When authorities found him, he had been shot, stabbed 27 times, and slashed in the throat from ear to ear.

The 32-year-old photographer has claimed she killed Alexander in self-defense. Prosecutors contend Arias was an obsessed and jealous ex-girlfriend.

Read below for minute-by-minute updates from court Wednesday:

02/20/2013 5:40 PM EST


Court is in recess. Testimony will resume Thursday at 12:30 p.m. ET, when prosecutor Juan Martinez will begin his cross examination of Arias. The Huffington Post will live blog tomorrows events. A live blog link can be found tomorrow by visiting the full coverage page, at

02/20/2013 5:37 PM EST

Defense Finished Questioning Arias

Defense attorney Kurt Nurmi has ended his direct examination of Arias.

02/20/2013 5:36 PM EST


Arias said she confessed to killing Alexander in the Spring of 2010.

02/20/2013 5:35 PM EST

Arias On Her Interview

For the second time during the trial defense attorney Kurt Nurmi has asked Arias why she told "Inside Edition" that no jury would ever convict her. Arias repeated earlier testimony, saying she had planned to kill herself before the case went to trial.

02/20/2013 5:26 PM EST

'Inside Edition'

Arias is talking about her 2008 interview with "Inside Edition."

02/20/2013 5:22 PM EST

Back On The Stand

Jodi Arias is taking the stand following the afternoon recess.

02/20/2013 5:01 PM EST


Judge Sherry Stephens has called a recess. The live blog will continue when the trial resumes at 5:20 p.m. ET.

02/20/2013 4:58 PM EST

Thoughts On Arias' Direct Examination By The Defense

02/20/2013 4:51 PM EST

Arias On The Media

Arias said she "sugarcoated" everything she said to the media.

02/20/2013 4:46 PM EST

Arias On Why She Spoke With The Media After Her Arrest

"I wanted people to know I was a normal person ... [I] wanted to show people I was not angry -- [that] I didn't hate [Alexander]."

The Huffington Post is live blogging Wednesday's testimony keep checking back here for updates.


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