Nightly News | May 08, 2013
>>> 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 .