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Jury deliberating Arias case adjourns for the day

Monday - 5/6/2013, 8:12pm  ET

Judge Sherry Stephens, center, meets with prosecutor Juan Martinez, left, and defense attorneys Jennifer Wilmott and Kirk Nurmi, right, during closing arguments in Jodi Arias' murder trial on Friday, May 3, 2013 at Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix. Arias is charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing and shooting death of Travis Alexander, 30, in his suburban Phoenix home in June 2008. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Rob Schumacher, Pool)

PHOENIX (AP) -- The Phoenix jury deliberating the fate of Jodi Arias has adjourned for the day without a verdict.

Jurors in the case concluded their first full day of deliberations at about 4:30 p.m. Monday. They will resume Tuesday morning.

The jury began deliberating Friday afternoon on whether the 32-year-old Arias should be convicted of first-degree murder in the June 2008 death of her one-time boyfriend Travis Alexander. He was shot in the head and stabbed and slashed nearly 30 times.

Prosecutors say Arias planned the attack in a jealous rage.

Arias initially denied involvement, then blamed it on two masked intruders. Two years after her arrest, Arias said she killed Alexander in self-defense.

Testimony in the case began in early January, and Arias spent 18 days on the witness stand.


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