PHOENIX - As the trial of Jodi Arias continues, shedding light on a brutal Valley killing, the case is drawing striking comparisons to several other high-profile murder cases from around the nation.
Casey Anthony was found innocent of killing her young daughter in 2011, but if Arias is found guilty of murdering her ex-boyfriend at his Mesa home in 2008, she could face the death penalty.
Watch LIVE VIDEO of the trial, beginning at 10:30 a.m., on abc15.com and ABC15 Mobile. Bookmark this link to our Jodi Arias Murder Trial section to watch streaming video from the courtroom: http://bit.ly/UqXAHb
As more shocking evidence comes out of the courtroom, Arias' defense begins to look more like the tact Anthony took at trial, claiming to be a victim of sexual abuse. Arias initially denied involvement in Travis Alexander's death, but later confessed to killing him in self defense.
According to ABC News , legal analyst Nancy Grace says the case also has similarities to that of Scott Peterson, accused of murdering his pregnant wife amid an affair with a masseuse.
"The obvious one is that all three of them killed the one they professed to love the most," said Grace.
In the ABC News report, Grace also points out that all three defendants crafted a web of lies, changing their stories "over and over" to cover up their involvement.
Arias' trial continues Tuesday in Phoenix.
Copyright 2013 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Click on the region names in the map below to see news from that region.
Things To Do
INSIDE: Check out our top pick for weekend events around Arizona!
RIGHT NOW: Top Stories
The U.S. Supreme Court has cleared the way for American Airlines and US Airways to merge into the world's largest airline company.
Tyler Gaffney ran for 133 yards and scored three touchdowns in a dominating first half, leading No. 7 Stanford back to the Rose Bowl with a 38-14 victory over No. 11 Arizona State.
The road to the Rose Bowl traveled through Tempe on Saturday night. PHOTOS INSIDE
Donations to the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign are down 36 percent compared to this time last year, the organization says.
The Cardinals enter Sunday's game against St. Louis on an eight-game losing streak against teams in their division.
We're tracking a quick moving storm system that will bring slight rain chances to the Valley and snow to the high country.