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Jodi Arias

GUILTY

of 1st Degree Murder

5/8/2013 1:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

050813_jodi_arias_fox_launchA jury has found Jodi Arias GUILTY of murdering her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander back in 2008.

Arias tried to fight back tears when the verdict was read ... and overall showed minimal emotion.

Members of the victim's family were seen crying in the courtroom ... lots of emotion.

People inside the court said jurors appeared stoic when the verdict was read.

Officials say Alexander sustained nearly 30 stab wounds and a gunshot wound on June 4, 2008.  Arias had argued she killed Alexander in self-defense.

It took the jury 15 hours and 5 minutes to reach the verdict.

Now, the jury will be tasked with deciding if Jodi should face the death penalty for her crime.

Outside of the courtroom, people were celebrating ... cheering, clapping, crying. 

The Arias murder trial dominated the media ... and if you don't know who she is, you clearly haven't been watching CNN, HLN, Fox News, 48 Hours, Inside Edition, ESPN, Cartoon Network, etc, etc, etc.

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76.

nellie    

She got what she deserves. I am glad the jury put this killer away forever. I didn't want another killer,like Casey
Anthony on the loose. This woman should be lock up too! Where is the justice in America?

479 days ago
77.

thomas    

Kind of hard to accept 27 stab wounds as self defense.

479 days ago
78.

Cindy J    

Only five years later... RIP Travis...

479 days ago
79.

Fox    

I wish we lived in a country where murder=death sentence.

479 days ago
80.

Lucky_130    

Sad part is she probably believes her lies, and it is better not to get involved with women these days at all.

479 days ago
81.

nof    

Only 27 times, hu.


..in self-defense?


Say what you will about O.J. - but he at least stopped after like 17.


Course HE had a plane to catch, but still...

479 days ago
82.

Jordan    

I guess there is a Jury that will Convict her, Mark the 12 person Jury because you are guilty!!!!!!!

479 days ago
83.

Sandra     

Great news!! Hope she gets the death penalty!!

479 days ago
84.

janet    

It's over. Travis is still gone. Death penalty or not Arias isn't going anywhere. She will rot in jail.

479 days ago
85.

brad    

I just heard on CNN that the state of Arizona paid a whopping $1.7 MILLION buckeroos to provide Jodi with attorneys. Unbelievable.

Who knows, maybe the state made up that $1.7 million with tax receipts for all the journalists and other court watching "fans" that came to listen to all the XXX and gory murder details. There appears to be a market out there for these juicy sex and violence cases. Probably the same people who just LOVE those "CSI" crime shows.

479 days ago
86.

Jay    

I am sorry but she should have got second degree instead of murder one. Travis was kind of a jack off and he was abusive psychologically. Casey Anthony goes free for killing a baby but Jody goes down for killing a jerk that treated her like **** and lived a double life. O J went free.. Lindsey always goes free …

479 days ago
87.

supermom    

Would love to smack the smirk off of her face

479 days ago
88.

Guest    

No jury will convict you huh lol! She was so smug and so sure that she could play everyone, not anymore!

479 days ago
89.

scoopie    

I wonder if Jodi ever checked out a domestic violence prevention website or ever called a hotline before this came to trial. I sincerely doubt it; I believe she came up with this "defense" after Alyce Laviolette gave her 4 books on dv after meeting with her. And I sincerely hope that Jodi's false claims about being a victim of dv don't fracture the dv advocacy community, being that Alyce was advocating for her in court and a number of us didn't buy into it.

479 days ago
90.

Sherron    

I hope she gets the death penalty!

479 days ago
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