Nightly News   |  May 08, 2013

Jody Arias found guilty of murdering boyfriend

The Arizona woman who claimed to have killed her boyfriend in self-defense now faces life in prison after being found guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Travis Alexander. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> guilty of first-degree murder, the verdict in the phoenix trial of jodi arias. the event has become a spectacle, a tv series on cable all its own. a massive crowd cheered outside the courtroom when the verdict was read. almost five years ago her boyfriend travis alexander was found with 27 stab wounds, a gunshot wound , his throat slashed. so the first-degree murder verdict was not a surprise in this salacious case. now the penalty phase starts to decide on the death penalty .