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Jodi Arias

Defense claims Arias "mentally ill"

Jodi Arias’ defense attorney is offering the jury “mental illness” as one of the mitigating factors which lead to the murder of her lover, all in an attempt to save Arias from the death penalty.Opening statements began today in the penalty phase of Arias’ murder retrial.  She was convicted of first-degree murder in May 2013 of killing her boyfriend, Travis Alexander.

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