Jurors to decide Jodi Arias' fate - Tucson News Now

Jurors to decide Jodi Arias' fate

Jodi Arias testifying in her own defense. (Source: CBS 5 News) Jodi Arias testifying in her own defense. (Source: CBS 5 News)
PHOENIX (CBS5) -

There are nine men and six women remaining on the Jodi Arias jury. Of those 15 jurors, 12 will decide Arias' fate.

They have lots of elements in the case to consider that were introduced during the trial that lasted more than three months.

Perhaps the biggest factor is whether they believe the woman who lied from the very beginning. Jurors will need to determine if Arias is a cold-blooded killer or if she killed her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander in self-defense. It could mean the difference between a lifetime behind bars and death row.

Arias has told a few stories about what happened the day Alexander died. First she said she was not there at all. Then she said that two masked intruders killed Alexander and that Arias narrowly escaped.

Now she admits that she killed her ex-lover but says she did it in self-defense.

Jurors also need to weigh the expert testimony. They heard from several psychologists in the case. Those working for the defense say Arias has post traumatic stress disorder and battered women's syndrome.

The prosecution's expert says Arias has borderline personality disorder.

Jurors will also try to figure out who Alexander was, whether he was the church-going public speaker loved by friends and family or if he had an abusive side that only Arias said.

Jurors know Arias killed Alexander - no one is disputing that.

Stay with cbs5az.com for updates on the jury deliberations.

Copyright 2013 CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.

  • KOLD Now FeaturingMore>>

  • SIDEBAR: Jodi Arias trial

    Tuesday, January 13 2015 2:02 PM EST2015-01-13 19:02:59 GMT
    Monday, April 13 2015 3:28 PM EDT2015-04-13 19:28:00 GMT
    Jodi Ann Arias stands accused of shooting, stabbing and slitting the throat of her former boyfriend, Travis Alexander, in June 2008.
    Jodi Ann Arias stands accused of shooting, stabbing and slitting the throat of her former boyfriend, Travis Alexander, in June 2008.
  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • VIDEO: Girl rescued after falling out of bus

    VIDEO: Girl rescued after falling out of bus

    Sunday, April 23 2017 3:48 AM EDT2017-04-23 07:48:55 GMT
    Sunday, April 23 2017 3:48 AM EDT2017-04-23 07:48:55 GMT

    The 4-year-old has a broken jaw and will need surgery, but she is expected to be OK, her mother says.

    The 4-year-old has a broken jaw and will need surgery, but she is expected to be OK, her mother says.

  • Fight between TX cashiers caught on video

    Fight between TX cashiers caught on video

    Sunday, April 23 2017 7:28 AM EDT2017-04-23 11:28:42 GMT
    Sunday, April 23 2017 7:28 AM EDT2017-04-23 11:28:42 GMT

    The mother of one of the employees says her daughter was being bullied by the other woman, and management didn’t help.

    The mother of one of the employees says her daughter was being bullied by the other woman, and management didn’t help.

  • Mississippi high schooler's prom outfit goes viral

    Mississippi high schooler's prom outfit goes viral

    Thursday, April 20 2017 3:09 PM EDT2017-04-20 19:09:04 GMT
    Source: FacebookSource: Facebook

    She set the internet on fire this weekend and today we caught up with Jackson native Faith Thigpen as she was being professionally photographed in her blinged out prom jumpsuit.

    She set the internet on fire this weekend and today we caught up with Jackson native Faith Thigpen as she was being professionally photographed in her blinged out prom jumpsuit.

Powered by Frankly