Jodi Arias Judge Sets Closing Arguments for Next Week

The end of the Jodi Arias murder trial is in sight after Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Sherry Stephens told the jury that closing arguments in the case are scheduled for next week.

After more than four months of sexually explicit testimony, graphic photos and riveting testimony, the judge announced closing arguments in the marathon trial are to begin next Thursday and Friday, after which jurors would begin deliberating Arias’ fate.

Arias, 32, faces the possibility of the death penalty if convicted of first-degree murder in the 2008 death of ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander, 30. She initially denied killing Alexander, but claimed two years later that she killed him in self-defense.

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