Lottery drawn for spectator seats in Jodi Arias trial

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By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman

PHOENIX -- More than 60 people showed up to court on Thursday hoping for a seat in the Jodi Arias trial.

Some spectators lined up at 2 a.m. to get a seat, only to find out at 7 a.m. there would be a lottery.

The spectators drew index cards for a seat. Eleven of the index cards had X's on them, meaning a seat in court.

3TV spoke to two women who got seats.

Virginia Aguiar from Scottsdale told me she knew she would get a seat Thursday.

Aguiar said she is lucky.

Another woman flew in from Canada for a vacation and came down to court hoping to get in, and she did.

Lottery winners got to stay in court all day, even after lunch.

The spectators told 3TV they wanted to be in court to see justice done for murder victim Travis Alexander.

Arias admits killing her lover in his Mesa home in 2008.

Court will resume Friday at 9 a.m., and another lottery will take place.