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Updated Feb 27, 2013 - 7:57 am

Accused killer Arias returns to stand for 12th day

PHOENIX — Jodi Arias is scheduled to testify for the 12th day on Wednesday
after a prosecutor worked to take apart her stories and questioned the
duplicity of her portrayal of the victim.

The 32-year-old is charged in the June 2008 death of her lover in his suburban
Phoenix home. She said it was self-defense, but police believe she planned the
attack on 30-year-old Travis Alexander in a jealous rage.

Testimony in the case began in early January.

A prosecutor on Tuesday hammered Arias over how she initially lied to
authorities, telling them she wasn’t involved, before eventually settling on
self-defense.

He also noted how Arias has described Alexander as a violent, womanizing sexual
deviant, but also as a kind and beautiful person.

Arias faces the death penalty if convicted.

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