Jodi Arias sues former defense attorney over tell-all book

PHOENIX (AP) - Convicted killer Jodi Arias has filed a civil lawsuit against her former defense attorney over a tell-all book.

The Arizona Republic reports the lawsuit, filed Tuesday, claims L. Kirk Nurmi, who headed Arias' legal team during her 2013 and 2015 murder trials, violated attorney-client privilege and unjustly enriched himself by publishing a tell-all book about the case before Arias has been able to appeal her conviction and life sentence for the 2008 murder of her lover, Travis Alexander.

Nurmi said in an emailed statement that when Arias failed at controlling the case, she tried to ruin his career and his reputation.

Nurmi surrendered his license to practice law last November after a Bar complaint was filed on Arias' behalf because of the book, which Nurmi titled "Trapped with Ms. Arias."

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Information from: The Arizona Republic, http://www.azcentral.com

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