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May 9, 2013

Jodi Arias death penalty proceedings postponed until May 15: report

PHOENIX (Reuters) – The death penalty phase in the trial of Jodi Arias, convicted of first-degree murder in the brutal slaying of an ex-boyfriend, has been postponed until May 15, the Arizona Republic newspaper reported on Thursday.

Arias had been due in court on Thursday to face an Arizona jury tasked with determining if she deserves the death penalty for the slaying. The sensational case attracted national media attention.

May 9, 2013

Arizona jury to weigh death penalty in Jodi Arias murder case

PHOENIX (Reuters) – Jodi Arias, convicted of first-degree murder, will face an Arizona jury on Thursday tasked with determining if she deserves the death penalty for the brutal slaying of an ex-boyfriend in a sensational case that attracted national media attention.

Arias was found guilty on Wednesday of murdering 30-year-old Travis Alexander, whose body was found in the shower of his Phoenix valley home in June 2008. He had been shot in the face, stabbed 27 times and his throat had been slashed.

May 9, 2013

Arizona jury finds Jodi Arias guilty of first-degree murder

PHOENIX (Reuters) – An Arizona jury found Jodi Arias guilty on Wednesday of first-degree murder in the death of her ex-boyfriend in a trial that captured national attention for months with graphic sexual evidence and tales of a tumultuous relationship.

Arias, who could face the death penalty, has admitted to shooting 30-year-old Travis Alexander, whose body was found in the shower of his Phoenix valley home in June 2008. He had been shot in the face, stabbed 27 times and his throat had been slashed.

May 8, 2013

Arizona jury reaches verdict in Jodi Arias murder trial: court

PHOENIX (Reuters) – An Arizona jury reached a verdict on Wednesday in the trial of Jodi Arias, the California woman accused of killing her ex-boyfriend in a sensational case involving “sex, lies and dirty little secrets” that has snared media attention since January.

The Maricopa County Superior Court said the jury verdict will be read at 1:30 p.m. local time/4:30 p.m. EDT.

May 4, 2013

Jodi Arias murder case goes to Arizona jury

PHOENIX (Reuters) – An Arizona jury on Friday was set to begin deliberations over whether Jodi Arias committed murder in killing her ex-boyfriend in a high-profile case involving “sex, lies and dirty little secrets.”

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 had been shot in the face, stabbed 27 times, and had his throat slashed.

May 3, 2013

Lawyer denies Arias went on ‘covert mission’ to kill Arizona lover

PHOENIX (Reuters) – Defense counsel for Jodi Arias denied in closing arguments on Friday in her high-profile murder trial that she went on a meticulously planned “covert mission” to Arizona expressly to kill her ex-boyfriend and then hide her tracks.

The 32-year-old California woman could face the death penalty if convicted of killing Travis Alexander, whose body was found in the shower at his Phoenix valley home in June 2008. He was shot in the face, stabbed 27 times and his throat was slit.

May 3, 2013

Arizona governor vetoes bill making gold, silver legal tender

PHOENIX, May 2 (Reuters) – Arizona Governor Jan Brewer
vetoed a measure on Thursday that would have made gold and
silver legal tender in the state, saying the legislation could
have resulted in lost tax revenue.

The Republican-controlled state legislature voted through
the measure last month in a response to what backers said was a
lack of confidence in the international monetary system.

May 2, 2013

Jodi Arias carefully planned killing, Arizona prosecutors say

PHOENIX (Reuters) – Prosecutors seeking to convict Jodi Arias of murder for killing her ex-boyfriend told an Arizona jury in closing arguments of an often lurid trial on Thursday that she meticulously planned the slaying and then lied to cover her tracks.

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

Apr 25, 2013

Railroad embankment, quick evacuation, likely saved lives in Texas blast

WEST, Texas, April 25 (Reuters) – When Dr George N. Smith
saw a plume of smoke rise from a Texas fertilizer plant, he
rushed to the nursing home where he worked to save the elderly
residents.

He and others quickly moved 127 residents from the side
facing the plant, which was less than a quarter mile (400
metres) away, to the other side of the building away from the
plant.

Apr 25, 2013

Obama to honor firefighters killed in Texas fertilizer blast

WACO, Texas, April 25 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama
will assume a familiar role consoling family and friends of
disaster victims on Thursday when he speaks at a Texas memorial
for firefighters killed in a massive explosion at a fertilizer
plant.

Just a week after he traveled to Boston following the
Marathon bombing that killed three people, he will speak at a
memorial on the campus of Baylor University in Waco to honor the
11 first responders who died in the blast.

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