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Arias jurors end Tuesday's deliberations with no verdict yet

Jodi Arias got emotional during parts of closing arguments by Prosecutor Juan Martinez. (Source: CBS 5 News) Jodi Arias got emotional during parts of closing arguments by Prosecutor Juan Martinez. (Source: CBS 5 News)
Martinez emphasized the lies Arias has told.  (Source: CBS 5 News) Martinez emphasized the lies Arias has told. (Source: CBS 5 News)
PHOENIX (CBS5/AP) -

The jury in Jodi Arias' Arizona murder trial concluded its second full day of deliberations Tuesday without reaching a verdict.

Jurors adjourned and will resume Wednesday morning.

During deliberations, Arias is confined to a holding cell. There's no TV or phone. She can read up on her trial while she waits, but that's about it.

As far as visitors go, the only people allowed to see her are her attorneys. And when it's time to eat, that happens in the cell, too.

"She gets fed there in the tank she's sitting in," said MCSO spokesman Brandon Jones. "She gets fed breakfast when she gets here, a snack and then dinner when she gets back to the facility."

Jones added that Arias isn't given anything to write with, either. All the doodling and notetaking she was doing during testimony isn't happening while she's waiting on a verdict.

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has weighed in on the Jodi Arias case.

Brewer told reporters after an unrelated press event Tuesday that she believes Arias is guilty. She sidestepped a question about whether she believes the one-time waitress is guilty of manslaughter, second-degree murder or first-degree murder.

The governor said "I don't have all the information, but I think she's guilty."

Arias is charged in the stabbing and shooting death of her one-time boyfriend in Mesa.

Jurors got the case Friday afternoon after hearing closing arguments from both sides. The jury is made up of eight men and four women. The alternate jurors are No. 10, No. 15 and No. 17. They still report to court in case they are needed.

The defense and prosecution concluded their closing arguments about 3:30 p.m. Friday. Then the jury was given the case.

A lawyer for Arias began his closing argument Friday morning by imploring jurors to take an impartial view of the case and his client - even if they don't like her.

Arias smiled broadly when defense lawyer Kirk Nurmi told the jury, "It's not about whether or not you like Jodi Arias. Nine days out of 10, I don't like Jodi Arias ... but that doesn't matter."

Prosecutor Juan Martinez told jurors Thursday that Arias is a manipulative liar who deserves to be punished for planning to murder her ex-lover and then shooting and stabbing him at his Mesa home.

Arias is charged with first-degree murder in the 2008 brutal death of Travis Alexander. Authorities say she planned the attack in a jealous rage. Arias initially denied involvement, saying she wasn't there and then saying it was two intruders at the home who killed Alexander. She now says it was self-defense.

If convicted of first-degree murder, she faces a potential death sentence or life in prison.

Thursday's proceedings were delayed while the court ran through a lottery system among 67 people who waited for one of 11 seats available to the general public.

On Thursday, people began lining up outside Maricopa County Superior Court about 2 a.m. and were issued 3x5-inch cards. Holders of cards with an "X" were allowed in the courtroom.

On Friday, no one started lining up that early.

The judge provided instructions to the jury Thursday that allowed them to consider the lesser charge of manslaughter, along with first-degree and second-degree murder.

Stay with cbs5az.com for updates in the case.

Copyright 2013 CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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