Jodi Arias Friend 'Patti' Says Murder Suspect Was 'The Kind Of Girl You Always Wanted To Be Around' (VIDEO)

04/17/2013 03:23 pm ET

The video (shown above) comes courtesy of Arias' longtime childhood friend, "Patti," who was interviewed on HLN's Nancy Grace show.

"She was a sweet girl," Patti told Grace. "The kind of girl that you always wanted to be around. She's fun ... she always had a smile on her face."

Patti also told Grace the most difficult part of watching her childhood chum's trial was hearing Arias admit to killing her former lover, Travis Alexander.

The prosecution claims Arias shot Alexander in the head and stabbed him almost 30 times in 2008. Arias has admitted to the killing but testified that her actions were in self-defense.

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