Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Jodi Arias Found Guilty of First Degree Murder

Jodi Arias, who brutally slaughtered her former boyfriend Travis Alexander, has been found guilty of first degree murder. Arias now faces the possibility of getting the death penalty.

Arias cried when the verdict was announced, though did not weep. Jennifer Willmont angrily glared at the jury.

Five on the jury found premeditated murder. The other seven found both premeditated and felony murder. Premeditated murder is when someone plans to murder someone well ahead of time. Felony murder is when, during a crime or after a heat of passion attack, the killer, instead of stopping their attack, reflects and comes to the conclusion to murder the victim.

This is not the end of the trial, however. The jury must now come back tomorrow and hear the case for or against the death penalty.

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