Jodi Arias Trial To Come To An End Soon
The Jodi Arias trial will soon be over, putting an end to what has become a made-for-television saga that has gripped audiences for months.
Closing arguments in the first-degree murder trial are set for Thursday, and afterward the jury will deliberate on whether Arias will get the death penalty for killing boyfriend Travis Alexander.
In her defense during the trial, Arias did not contend that she killed Alexander. Though she initially told police that he was killed by a masked burglar who entered the home, Arias later changed her story and said she killed Alexander in self-defense. Her defense worked to portray him as a manipulative liar with tight control over Arias.
As the Jodi Arias trial comes to an end, the world will learn whether jurors bought the argument.
The end of the trial itself is getting a lot of media coverage. HLN, which has offered many hours of coverage and analysis, including the headline “Arias jury gets case Friday.”
The length of the Jodi Arias trial surprised criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos. He said it was unusual for her defense to offer such a long and drawn-out testimony from Arias herself.
“What the defense did with her, by putting her on the stand for 17 or 18 days, is almost unheard of,” he told “Good Morning America. “In 30 years of practice, I’ve never seen it. But there is something to that. It’s tougher to just put somebody to death when you’ve gotten to know them. Even if you don’t necessarily like them, it’s still somebody you know, and it’s a little tougher to do.”
Though the Jodi Arias trial may be ending soon, that doesn’t mean the case is going away. There is already a movie in the works portraying the case, with casting taking place for Arias and other major players in the trial.