Lawyer for Jodi Arias makes closing arguments
PHOENIX (AP) — A lawyer for Jodi Arias began his closing argument Friday by imploring jurors to take an impartial view of the case and his client — even if they don’t like her.
Arias smiled broadly when defense lawyer Kirk Nurmi told the jury: “It’s not about whether or not you like Jodi Arias. Nine days out of 10, I don’t like Jodi Arias. ... But that doesn’t matter.”
Arias said she killed Travis Alexander in self-defense, but prosecutors say it was an act of first-degree murder that could bring the death penalty. Arias hopes the jury, at the most, convicts her of second-de...