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Jodi Arias Verdict Watch: Day 3 Deliberations

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PHOENIX, Ariz. -- The Jodi Arias jury returns to court today for Day 3 of deliberations in her capital murder trial.

The eight-man, four-woman panel, concluded their first full day of deliberations at about 4:30 p.m. Monday.

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 jury heard four months of testimony and closing arguments in the case. Deliberations began Friday and will continue weekdays, from noon to 7:30 p.m. Eastern time. There will be no weekend deliberations.

Deliberations resume at 1 p.m. Eastern time this morning. No reason has been given for the late start.

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


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The Huffington Post's David Lohr reports that the jurors are leaving, and there will be no verdict today.

The jurors look "beat," Lohr says.

Deliberations will resume tomorrow at 1 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

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David Lohr of The Huffington Post reports that jurors have deliberated more than 13 hours in total so far.

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HuffPost's David Lohr reports that the break is over and jury deliberation has resumed.

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The Huffington Post's David Lohr reports that 5 jurors -- apparently on a break -- have left the jury room, escorted by a deputy.

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The Huffington Post's David Lohr reports that there are two hours of jury deliberations left in the day, and the jury has not yet made a peep.

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Television journalist Jane Velez-Mitchell (L) and HuffPost Crime's David Lohr.

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Television journalist and author Jane Velez-Mitchell on courthouse steps.

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Outside the courthouse, Cathy Brown of Phoenix told HuffPost's David Lohr: "I'm here to support families on both sides. I went into the courtroom twice to listen to testimony. God bless those jurors cause that went on for a long, long time."

"I think they'll have a verdict today. Honestly I think she'll get life without parole."

Earlier in the trial, Brown caused a bit of a dustup in the courtroom when prosecutor Juan Martinez signed her cane and posed for a picture. The defense thought that Martinez might have improperly influenced the jury. The judge ruled otherwise.

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Jose Baez, Casey Anthony's attorney, told HuffPost's David Lohr the reason the jurors in the Arias case have not returned a verdict yet is, "Because its a death penalty case. The decision is irrevocable."

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Casey Anthony's attorney had harsh words for Positive Bunny, the self-proclaimed homeless rights advocate who has spent days camped outside the courthouse.

After seeing the below photo of Positive Bunny, Jose Baez told HuffPost's David Lohr, "That's just sick I hope Travis Alexander's family doesn't see that."

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Outside the courthouse, David Wyatt told HuffPost's David Lohr he is the victim of a grand conspiracy.

"I knew this (Jodi Arias trial) was going on here today and thought with all the media I might get some attention for my case," Wyatt said.

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Positive Bunny returns again today. Yesterday, Patricia Taylor, aka Positive Bunny told The Huffington Post's David Lohr she works with the homeless and 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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HuffPost's David Lohr reports there is a steady stream of people outside the courthouse and the crowd is a bit larger than it was yesterday.

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Radar Online claims to have captured screen shots from a Twitter account reportedly run by a friend tweeting on her behalf that seem to indicate Arias contemplated suicide and would have taken a plea deal.

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HuffPost's David Lohr reports that defense attorney Jennifer Willmott just left the courthouse. Arias' mitigation expert witness Maria DeLaRosa is in the courthouse now.

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The Huffington Post's David Lohr reports that the jury has officially begun deliberations today.

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The eight-man, four-woman panel resume their deliberations at 1 p.m. Eastern time this morning.

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