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Mar 8, 2013

Help Wanted: U.S. builders hiring at rapid pace

, March 8 (Reuters) -
C harles Cork is gearing up to do something he hasn’t done in
four years: Build a $1 million house “on spec.”

“I don’t think getting a client for this one will be too
much trouble,” said Cork, principal of home builder Braxton
Homes in Scottsdale, in the Phoenix area.

Mar 7, 2013

Jury grills woman accused of Arizona lover’s murder

PHOENIX (Reuters) – A woman accused of murdering her Arizona lover struggled on Wednesday to explain to a jury why she could not recall stabbing him repeatedly including several times from behind in a killing she says was in self-defense.

Jodi Arias, 32, could face the death penalty if convicted of murdering 30-year-old Travis Alexander, whose body was found in the shower of his Phoenix valley home in June 2008. He was shot in the face, stabbed 27 times and had his throat slit.

Mar 5, 2013

Defense for woman charged in Arizona killing focuses on guns

PHOENIX (Reuters) – Defense lawyers for a California woman accused of murdering her lover in Arizona scrambled on Tuesday to counter the prosecution’s contention that the killing was premeditated and to cast doubt on speculation that she may have stolen a gun from her grandparents to use in the crime.

Jodi Arias could face the death penalty if convicted of murdering Travis Alexander, who was found at his upscale home in the Phoenix suburbs in June 2008 shot in the face, stabbed 27 times and with his throat slashed.

Feb 28, 2013

Woman accused of Arizona lover’s murder sobs at death scene photo

PHOENIX (Reuters) – A woman accused of murdering her Arizona lover broke down and wept on the witness stand on Thursday when presented with a photograph of his body, and admitted to lying about the killing.

Jodi Arias, 32, could face the death penalty if convicted of murdering 30-year-old Travis Alexander, whose body was found in the shower of his Phoenix valley home in June 2008. He was shot in the face, stabbed 27 times and had his throat slit.

Feb 27, 2013

Woman accused of Arizona lover’s murder attended his memorial

PHOENIX (Reuters) – A woman on trial for capital murder in Arizona testified on Tuesday that she attended her lover’s memorial service days after she killed him, writing in a remembrance book that he was “beautiful inside and out.”

Jodi Arias, 32, could face the death penalty if convicted of murdering 30-year-old Travis Alexander, whose body was found in the shower of his Phoenix valley home in June 2008. He was shot in the face, stabbed 27 times and had his throat slit.

Feb 26, 2013

Woman accused of Arizona lover’s death sent flowers after killing

PHOENIX (Reuters) – A woman charged with capital murder in Arizona testified on Monday that she sent flowers to her former boyfriend’s grandmother days after killing him, which prosecutors said showed the lengths to which she went to cover her tracks.

Jodi Arias, 32, could face the death penalty if convicted of murdering 30-year-old Travis Alexander, whose body was found in the shower of his Phoenix area home in June 2008. He was shot in the face, stabbed 27 times and had his throat slit.

Feb 25, 2013

Arizona woman accused of lover’s death sent flowers to kin after killing

PHOENIX (Reuters) – A woman charged with capital murder in Arizona testified on Monday that she sent flowers to her former boyfriend’s grandmother days after killing him, which prosecutors said showed the lengths to which she went to cover her tracks.

Jodi Arias, 32, could face the death penalty if convicted of murdering 30-year-old Travis Alexander, whose body was found in the shower of his Phoenix area home in June 2008. He was shot in the face, stabbed 27 times and had his throat slit.

Feb 25, 2013

Ariz woman accused of lover’s death sent flowers to kin after murder

PHOENIX (Reuters) – A woman charged with capital murder in Arizona testified on Monday that she sent flowers to her former boyfriend’s grandmother days after killing him, which prosecutors said showed the lengths to which she went to cover her tracks.

Jodi Arias, 32, could face the death penalty if convicted of murdering 30-year-old Travis Alexander, whose body was found in the shower of his Phoenix area home in June 2008. He was shot in the face, stabbed 27 times and had his throat slit.

Feb 22, 2013

Prosecution depicts woman accused of Arizona murder as jealous liar

PHOENIX (Reuters) – Prosecutors on Thursday portrayed an Arizona woman on trial on capital murder charges as a jealous liar who gave conflicting evidence about her lover’s allegedly abusive behavior before his violent death.

Jodi Arias, 32, could face the death penalty if convicted of murdering Travis Alexander, whose body was found in the shower of his Phoenix area home in June 2008. He was shot in the face, stabbed 27 times and his throat slit.

Feb 21, 2013

Prosecution depicts Arizona woman accused of murder as jealous liar

PHOENIX (Reuters) – An Arizona prosecutor on Thursday tore into a woman on trial for capital murder over the death of her lover, seeking to depict her as a jealous liar who told conflicting stories about injuries she said the man had inflicted on her before his violent death.

Jodi Arias, 32, could face the death penalty if convicted of murdering Travis Alexander, whose body was found in the shower of his Phoenix area home in June 2008. He had been shot in the face, stabbed 27 times and his throat had been slit.

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      "I cover immigration and southwest border issues for Reuters. I am based in Phoenix and have been in my current role since 2006. I previously covered northern Mexico and worked as a general news reporter in Central America."
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