Jodi Arias Live Coverage: Watch The Arizona Murder Trial Everyone Is Talking About Right Here: [LIVE STREAM]
By Staff Writer | March 04, 2013 04:21 PM EST
The Jodi Arias trial will be broadcast live from a Phoenix, Arizona courthouse throughout this week.
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In a case that has captured the country's attention, Jodi Arias is on trial for stabbing her boyfriend Travis Alexander 27 times before slitting his throat and shooting him in the head.
The prosecution who claim that Arias killed Alexander back in 2008 in a fit of jealous rage and therefore no longer deserves to live, is seeking the death penalty.
The most recent controversy in the Jodi Arias case is whether the combative Deputy Maricopa County Attorney Juan Martinez is getting a bit too lively in court during cross-examination.
In a courtroom exchange earlier this week, Arias told Martinez to back off.
"I think I'm more focused on your posture and your tone and your anger so it's hard to process the questions," she said.
Phoenix defense attorney Mel McDonald, a former Maricopa County judge and federal prosecutor, claims that Martinez's aggressive style in court isn't helping his case.
"If the jury comes back with [a death penalty verdict], it won't be because of Juan Martinez," McDonald said. "It will be in spite of him...you can be mad, but to be mad all the time is strategically not well-reasoned."
The case has seen no shortage of odd twists, with Martinez even accusing Arias last week of sending coded messages to a potential witness in an ad in Star Magazine.
Arias's message to the witness when decoded, allegedly read:
"You f***ed up. What you told my attorney the next day directly contradicts what I've been saying for over a year. Get down here ASAP and see me before you talk to them again and before you testify so we can fix this. Interview was excellent! Must talk ASAP!"
Last month, Arias testified that her deceased ex-boyfriend used her to satisfy his "deviant" desires over the course of their five-month relationship. She says she continued to date Alexander even after she knew he was cheating on her because of low "self-esteem" according to the AP.
Arias described Alexander pushing her to the ground, kicking her in the ribs and breaking her finger. She also told jurors about an incident where she walked into the apartment where her ex-boyfriend lived and caught him masturbating to pictures of young boys in their underwear.
The handgun used in Alexander's murder is reportedly the same .25 caliber model that Arias's grandparents reported stolen from their Northern California home.
Additionally, police say they found Arias's hair and a bloody palm print at Alexander's apartment along with a camera featuring time-dated photos from the day of the murder.
One of the photos from allegedly features Arias lying on Alexander's bed. Another featured the victim's body crumpled up in the shower.
Arias allegedly told investigators she was not at the scene of the crime, although later she blamed it on masked intruders. She is now claiming Alexander attacked her and she killed him in self-defense.
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