Judge grants Arias access to home where she killed ex-boyfriend

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By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas

MESA, Ariz. – A judge has granted Jodi Arias' request for access back inside the home where she killed her ex-boyfriend six years ago.

This is a very sensitive subject for many Mesa residents. Current occupants in that home had no comment Thursday.

The home on East Queensborough was the scene of the 2008 brutal murder of Travis Alexander.

Arias is accused of shooting him in the face, stabbing him multiple times and slitting his throat.

She admitted to killing him in self-defense but was found guilty of first-degree murder. However, jurors couldn't reach a decision on her sentencing.

A judge recently approved her request to represent herself this time around and granted her request to bring her new investigator back to the home where she killed him -- a move some Mesa residents just don't understand.

"I think it's ridiculous," Nancy Bowen said. "Why carry this on any further than you need to? There's people living in that home."

Other neighbors had mixed emotions. While some feel enough is enough, others said they're optimistic that it might expedite the process.


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