Jodi Arias breaks down and cries in her Phoenix trial after the prosecution pushed her to recall how her lover, Travis Alexander allegedly attacked her before she stabbed him 27 times.
Although she has testified in detail about many events in their nearly two-year, off-and-on relationship, Arias says she killed Alexander in self-defense after he attacked her for dropping his new camera — but that she blanks out when trying to recall the stabbing and shooting.
“Where were you taking these photographs when this happened?” prosecutor Juan Martinez asked as he displayed photos the 32-year-old photographer took with Alexander’s camera of him alive in his bedroom shower and then lying dead in it.
“Outside the shower,” Arias said as she removed her glasses and cried.
“Ma’am, were you crying when you were shooting him?” asked Martinez, who suggests Arias cold-bloodedly planned the slaying out of jealousy, using a gun reported stolen from her grandparents’ Yreka, Calif., home.
“And you’re the same individual that lied about all of this, right?” Martinez asked, referring to the way she has repeatedly changed her story.
“Yes,” she said.
Martinez again asked Arias to look at the photos, but she was crying so much that the judge halted the proceedings and called an early lunch break.
If convicted, Arias could get the death penalty.