Woman charged in lover's death testifies in Ariz.

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Associated Press

Posted on February 14, 2013 at 2:00 AM

Updated Thursday, Feb 14 at 2:03 AM

PHOENIX (AP) — A woman charged in her lover's 2008 stabbing and shooting death in Arizona is testifying for a seventh day.

Jodi Arias faces the death penalty if convicted of first-degree murder in Travis Alexander's killing. She is set to resume testimony Thursday.

Her previous six days on the witness stand has included repeated testimony about claims that Alexander beat her, cheated on her and coerced into fulfilling sexual fantasies. Jurors have heard explicit phone conversations between Arias and Alexander as Arias describes the victim as a deviant. Alexander's friends say she is lying.

She claims she killed him in self-defense but first denied any involvement. Prosecutors say Arias planned a savage murder, stabbing and slashing him 27 times, slitting his throat and shooting him in the head.

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