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Arizona Supreme Court declines to review Jodi Arias’ appeal

Posted at 12:01 PM, Nov 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-04 14:01:36-05

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Supreme Court has declined to review Jodi Arias’ murder conviction in the 2008 killing of her former boyfriend.

The state’s highest court on Tuesday denied Arias’ request for review without providing an explanation for the decision. Seven months ago, the Arizona Court of Appeals upheld her conviction and life prison sentence in the death of Travis Alexander.

Prosecutors said Arias attacked Alexander in a jealous rage at his home in Mesa after he wanted to end their affair and planned a trip to Mexico with another woman. Arias has acknowledged killing Alexander but claimed it was self-defense after he attacked her.