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 www.huffingtonpost.com/news/jodi-arias.
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
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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