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Jodi Arias Jury Deliberates Defendant's Fate

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PHOENIX, Ariz. -- The Jodi Arias jury began its first full day of deliberations Monday, after listening to testimony since early January.

Arias is accused of stabbing 30-year-old Travis Alexander nearly 30 times, shooting him in the head and cutting his throat from ear to ear in his Mesa home on June 4 , 2008.

The eight-man, four-woman panel, which heard four months of testimony and final arguments, deliberated a half-hour Friday evening before recessing for the weekend.

According to a courthouse spokesperson, the jury will deliberate weekdays, from noon to 7:30 p.m. Eastern time. There will be no weekend deliberations.

Deliberations resumed at 12 p.m. Eastern time this morning.

Arias, 32, faces the possibility of the death penalty if convicted.

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The jury will return to the deliberations room on Tuesday.

Outside the courthouse, David Kennedy of Phoenix was selling this T-shirt:

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The jury has less than an hour of deliberations left today.

HuffPost's David Lohr, reporting from the courthouse, says the panel who will decide Jodi Arias' fate have not made any requests to the judge.

Here is the scene outside the courthouse:

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The crowd outside the courthouse is beginning to slowly grow, according to HuffPost's David Lohr.

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Arias is being kept in a holding cell inside the court building while deliberations continue, according to HuffPost's David Lohr.

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The jury is back from their lunch break and will resume deliberating, according to HuffPost's David Lohr.

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The Huffington Post's David Lohr reports that jurors have yet to ask any questions or to review any of the evidence.

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The jury is currently on a one hour lunch break at 1 p.m. Phoenix local time.

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HuffPost's David Lohr reports that courthouse staff said up to one hour notice will be given to media and family when the verdict comes in.

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Stephanie Messenger told HuffPost's David Lohr she took the day off of work to come to take the five hour drive to the courthouse from Orange County, Calif.

"I got hooked on it right before Jodi took the stand," Messenger said. "I personally think the verdict will come after lunch today. We already know she's guilty, it's just a matter of to what degree."

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Melissa Campbell of Phoenix told The Huffington Post's David Lohr outside the courthouse that she hopes Arias "gets what she deserves."

"She thinks she's a celebrity," Campbell said. "She's excited by the attention. I hope she gets what she deserves today."

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Patricia Taylor sits outside the courthouse as "Positive Bunny." Taylor, who told The Huffington Post's David Lohr she works with the homeless, said she's been coming to the courthouse "to see justice for Travis [Alexander]."

"He was a kind hearted man and I wanted to show my support," Taylor said.

The homeless rights advocate also said she had heard Alexander was "kind" to those in need.

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Below are photos of a small crowd of around three dozen people who have gathered outside the courthouse awaiting the verdict.

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Live updates from the courthouse will follow shortly.

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The eight-man, four-woman panel resumed their deliberations resumed at 12 p.m. Eastern time this morning.

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