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Jodi Arias Jury Foreman: ’18 Days of Testimony Hurt Her’

The man in charge of the jury that convicted Jodi Arias of murder but could not reach agreement on whether her life should be spared described the process as “gut-wrenching” and said he and his fellow jurors struggled to contain their emotions.

“We couldn’t allow ourselves to be emotional on the stand,” jury foreman William Zervakos said today on “Good Morning America.”  “We couldn’t allow ourselves to show emotion [but] it was a different story when we got back into the jury room.”

Some of the most emotional moments during the five-month trial came over the 18 days when Arias, 32, took the stand and described her relationship with Travis Alexander, the ex-boyfriend whom she was convicted last week of stabbing and shooting to death in 2008.

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