PHOENIX - Jodi Arias returned to the witness stand Monday morning in the death penalty case against her after a prosecutor concluded his cross-examination of the defendant last week.
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The 32-year-old is charged in the June 2008 killing of her lover in his suburban Phoenix home.
She says it was self-defense, but police say she planned the attack on Travis Alexander in a jealous rage.
Arias initially told authorities she had nothing to do with Alexander's death, then blamed it on masked intruders before settling on self-defense.
Prosecutor Juan Martinez concluded his cross-examination of Arias on Thursday after hammering her over repeated lies.
Authorities are working toward a first-degree murder conviction in order to try for a death sentence.
Former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods told ABC15 that the trial is "over" after watching her testimony Thursday.
"I think she may have succeeded in talking herself into the death penalty," Woods said. "Her story makes no sense. It doesn't match forensics. It doesn't match common sense. It's a preposterous story."
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