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Jodi Arias Testimony: Prosecutors Expected To Hammer Arias On The Night Of The Killing (LIVE UPDATES)

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Arizona prosecutor Juan Martinez is expected to question Jodi Arias today about her version of events on the day her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander was killed.

Martinez aims to prove that Arias' brutal attack on Alexander inside his Mesa home on June 4, 2008 was first-degree murder and not self-defense.

The 32-year-old photographer testified last week that she shot and stabbed Alexander in fear for her own safety. She claims Alexander had become increasingly violent and sexually demanding. She also claimed to have caught him masturbating to a picture of a young boy. The prosecution contends she murdered Alexander in a jealous rage.

Whether Arias meant to kill Alexander is crucial at the trial, because the prosecution is seeking the death penalty.

Wednesday was Arias' 12th day on the witness stand and her fourth day of cross examination. The Maricopa County prosecutor fought back against claims by Arias' defense team that she was a sexually exploited woman, intimidated by her abusive boyfriend.

Martinez confronted Arias with her own texts to prove to the jury that this was just part of the couple's foreplay.

In an effort to prove his point, Martinez entered into evidence a raunchy text message Arias sent to Alexander on Feb. 25, 2008.

"Maybe u could give my ass a much-needed pounding," the text message read.

Another, sent from Arias to Alexander, read in part: "I want to f--k you like a dirty, horny little school girl."

The text messages were intended to show the jury that Arias was an enthusiastic and willing participant in the sexual activities she engaged in with Alexander.

Later, Martinez finally got to the activities that occurred at Alexander's Mesa, Ariz., home on June 4, 2008, the day he was killed. Specifically, Martinez began by questioning Arias about a bondage session she alleges she participated in that day with Alexander.

The line of questioning ended shortly thereafter, with court recessing. The prosecutor is expected to continue questioning Arias about her activities on June 4, 2008, including details about Alexander's homicide, when court resumes at 12:15 p.m. Eastern time.

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

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Court is in recess. Testimony will resume Monday at 12:30 p.m. ET, when prosecutor Juan Martinez will continue his cross examination of Arias.

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The attorneys are at a sidebar with the judge.

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"You believe you're going to be acquitted because you came in and told those stories, don't you," Martinez asked Arias. He was referring to the claims Arias made about Alexander being abusive and attracted to children.

"I can't predict the future," Arias replied.

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Martinez showed Arias an email she sent to Alexander on June 7, 2008, three days after his death.

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Martinez showed Arias a text she sent to Alexander on June 6, 2008.

"You did that so you could cover up what you had done, right," Martinez asked.

"Yes," Arias replied.

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"All of these lies ... are meant for your benefit, so that you can escape responsibility," Martinez said.

"Yeah, so I could escape whatever for the time being," Arias replied.

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Martinez is playing the voicemail message that Arias left for Alexander after his death.

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"This fog is not so deep that it stops you from attempting to fabricate evidence, right," Martinez asked Arias, in regard to the message she left on Alexander's voicemail after his death.

"That would be correct," Arias replied.

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Arias said she cleaned herself up in the desert, in an area located about an hour from the Hoover Dam.

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Arias is still crying on the stand. She just admitted she cleaned herself up with bottled water after the killing and changed her clothes.

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Martinez pointed out the many stab wounds to Alexander's back and said it did not make sense why Alexander would have had so many wounds to that area. If Alexander's back was turned, he was not a threat, Martinez said.

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"I just threw it," Arias said, regarding the disposal of the gun in the desert.

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"You say you went into a fog [after the killing] ... This gun, you tell us you took it out to the desert ... If you were in a fog ... would you agree there would be no need to take the gun," Martinez asked.

"I would not agree with that," Arias replied.

"Why would you even think of taking the gun unless you really knew what was going on," Martinez asked.

"I can only speculate ... I don't remember taking the gun," Arias said.

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Martinez is again asking Arias about her fuel purchases.

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Arias agreed with Martinez that at some point Alexander had to be standing over his sink.

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Arias is crying while the prosecutor displays some of the crime scene photos.

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Martinez is showing Arias bloody photos from the crime scene.

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Arias said she does not remember deleting images from Alexander's camera after his death.

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Arias said she does not remember putting the digital camera in the washing machine, where it was later found by police.

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"The last memory you have of him is after you shot him, right," Martinez asked.

"Yes," Arias replied.

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Martinez is showing Arias a photo of Alexander dead in the shower. Arias admits her foot is in the photo.

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Martinez asked Arias if she killed Alexander. Arias said she did, and confirmed she was the only person involved in it.

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Arias is back on the stand.

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Judge Sherry Stephens has called a recess. The live blog will continue when the trial resumes at 5:15 p.m. ET.

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The attorneys are at a sidebar with the judge.

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

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