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Domestic violence expert testifies in Arias trial

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A domestic violence expert is the next defense witness to testify in the first-degree murder trial of Jodi Arias. (Source: CBS 5 News) A domestic violence expert is the next defense witness to testify in the first-degree murder trial of Jodi Arias. (Source: CBS 5 News)

A domestic violence expert is testifying in the trial of a woman accused of murdering her former boyfriend in his suburban Phoenix home.

Alyce LaViolette resumes testimony set to begin at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday after detailing her expertise to jurors on Monday.

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A psychologist who diagnosed Jodi Arias with post-traumatic stress disorder and amnesia concluded nearly six days of testimony on Monday. The prosecutor questioned his credibility and accused him of forming a relationship with Arias that biased his diagnosis.

Psychologist Richard Samuels denied the accusations. He said he based his diagnosis on 35 years of experience and multiple tests.

Arias faces a possible death sentence if convicted of first-degree murder in the 2008 killing of Travis Alexander.

Authorities said she planned the attack on her lover. Arias first denied any involvement, then said it was self-defense.

Follow @reporterjmiguel and @elizabetherwin for updates from the Jodi Arias murder trial in the death of her ex-boyfriend, Travis Alexander.

Stay with cbs5az.com and CBS 5 News as this story develops.

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