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Jodi Arias Live Blog: Prosecutor To Continue Cross-Examining Murder Defendant (LIVE BLOG)

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An Arizona prosecutor will continue his cross-examination today of Jodi Arias, a 32-year-old photographer accused of first-degree murder in the brutal 2008 slaying of her ex-boyfriend, Travis Alexander.

In cross-examination Thursday Arias, on the witness stand for a ninth day, faced her prosecutor's questions for the first time, with Maricopa County prosecutor Juan Martinez attacking her credibility over the course of six hours.

Arias, during eight days of questioning by her own lawyers, told jurors intimate details of her sex life with ex-lover Travis Alexander, including some allegations: like catching him masturbating to pictures of boys. But Martinez, finally beginning his cross-examination, often drew blanks from her.

"You had a lot of memory for a lot of events involving sexual instances with Mr. Alexander, but you seem to be having problems with your memory here today," Martinez said, trying to cast Arias as a liar.

"What factors influence you having a memory problem?" Martinez asked.

"Usually, when men like you are screaming at me or grilling me, it makes my brain scramble," Arias replied.

Arias, 32, is in the 24th day of her trial for the June 4, 2008, slaying of Alexander inside his Mesa, Ariz., apartment. She faces the death penalty if convicted. She testified last week that she shot and stabbed Alexander in self-defense after he attacked her for dropping his camera.

If convicted, Arias faces the death penalty.

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

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Judge Sherry Stephens has recessed court until 12:30 p.m. ET., Tuesday. At that time Martinez will continue his cross-examination of Arias.

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Martinez appears to be suggesting Arias can't or won't take a hint when people don't want her around.

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Martinez is asking Arias about her previous relationships with men.

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Martinez asked Arias if she is capable of making decisions on her own. Arias replied, "Yes."

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"So what you're saying is it wasn't your fault ... He's the reason why you were in Arizona," Martinez asked.

"I wouldn't characterize it that way," Arias replied.

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Martinez is playing another clip from the CBS "48 Hours" interview, where Arias discussed her move to Arizona, saying Alexander convinced her to make the move.

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Martinez brought up Arias and Alexander's June 2007 split and discussed her financial well being at that time and her lack of need for financial support from Alexander.

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Martinez showed the court Arias' smiling mugshot and then played a clip from the "48 Hours" interview, where she said she was smiling because Travis would have found the situation funny.

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Martinez played a clip from Arias' 2008 interview with CBS "48 Hours," specifically a clip where she said she trusted McCartney and would tell him anything and he would not betray her.

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Arias said she arrived at McCartney's house in California in the late afternoon.

"That's when, according to you, he saw the bruises, right," Martinez asked.

"Yes," Arias replied.

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Arias said she moved back to California from Arizona a few days after the alleged choking incident and stopped at McCartney's house en route.

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Martinez asked Arias about an alleged incident that she claims occurred in April 2008, during which Alexander allegedly choked her until she passed out. Arias said she did not call the cops or seek medical attention, but did tell Matt McCartney about the incident a few days later.

Arias said she told McCartney about the alleged incident during a phone call. Martinez then pointing out that McCartney could not be considered a witness to the alleged abuse because he would not have been able to see her bruises over the phone.

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The attorneys are in a sidebar with the judge.

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The break is over.

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Judge Sherry Stephens just announced the court is taking a brief break.

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Arias said that after the alleged incident where Alexander banged his head on the door, he looked at her like a "mad man." Arias said she ran down the hallway when she saw the look and Alexander grabbed her and hugged her.

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Martinez is questioning Arias about an alleged incident in which Alexander had banged his head against a door. Arias testified Alexander exhibited this behavior for about a minute.

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Jodi Arias is back on the stand following recess

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Judge Sherry Stephens has called recess. The live blog will continue when the trial resumes at 5:25 p.m. ET.

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Martinez is still harping on the fact that there is no evidence to corroborate Arias' alleged physical abuse by Alexander.

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"So your prior statements indicate that this injury to your finger didn’t happen on January 21 of 2008 it happened on June 4th of 2008, right," Martinez asked.

"Yes," Arias replied.

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Martinez is again alleging the injury to Arias finger had actually happened on June 4, 2008. He is showing the photo for a second time in court -- the photo of Arias and her sister that was taken after she claims Alexander broke her finger. The photo does not appear to show her finger is injured.

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The Huffington Post is live blogging Monday's testimony. Check back here for updates.

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