Arias weeps as testimony turns to killing of lover

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Associated Press

Posted on February 28, 2013 at 2:00 PM

PHOENIX (AP) — Jodi Arias has broken down on the witness stand as a prosecutor began a heated line of questioning about the day she killed her lover in his suburban Phoenix home.

A sobbing Arias responded, "I don't remember," as the prosecutor asked her whether she was crying when she shot and stabbed Travis Alexander and slit his throat.

As Arias continued to cry, the judge called an afternoon break to allow the defendant to compose herself before testimony resumes Thursday.

Arias is charged in the June 2008 killing of Alexander. She says she was forced to fight for her life after Alexander attacked her. Police say she planned the killing in a jealous rage.

Martinez has been working to chip away at her numerous stories over nearly four days of intense cross-examination, during which she has admitted to lying repeatedly.

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