Calif. woman extradited in killing of ex-boyfriend in Mesa

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by The Associated Press

azfamily.com

Posted on August 15, 2009 at 2:09 PM

Updated Monday, Aug 24 at 12:04 PM

PHOENIX -- A Northern California woman has been extradited to Arizona in the Mesa killing of a her former boyfriend.

The Maricopa County Attorney's Office said Tuesday in a statement that a grand jury had indicted 28-year-old Jodi Arias of Eureka on first-degree murder charges in the death of Travis Alexander.

The statement said that Arias was indicted July 9, which was her birthday. She was arrested July 15 but the indictment had to be sealed, according to the statement, until Arias was extradited to Maricopa County.

Alexander's body was found by friends in his Mesa apartment on June 9.

Alexander was the executive director of PrePaid Legal Services as well as a motivational speaker.

Arias's MySpace page was filled with tributes to her 30-year-old former boyfriend.

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