Arias prosecutor chips away at numerous stories


PHOENIX (AP) — Jodi Arias has concluded her 12th day of testimony in the death penalty case against her as a prosecutor methodically chipped away at her numerous stories.

The 32-year-old is charged in the June 2008 killing of her lover in his suburban Phoenix home. She says it was self-defense, but police say she planned the attack on Travis Alexander in a jealous rage.

Prosecutor Juan Martinez has been meticulously picking apart her stories during a heated cross-examination.

On Wednesday, Arias said she enjoyed, even instigated, raunchy sex acts with the victim contrary to previous testimony that he coerced her to perform them, at times making her feel like a prostitute.

Arias resumes testimony Thursday.

Arias initially lied to authorities, friends and family, first telling them she had nothing to do with Alexander's death, then blaming it on masked intruders. She eventually settled on self-defense.

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