By BRIAN SKOLOFF and JOSH HOFFNER, Associated Press
PHOENIX (AP) — It has become a real-life soap opera for people around the world and dozens of fanatics who camp out on a Phoenix sidewalk early in the morning to get into the show. One seat even sold for $200.
A cable network has set up a stage nearby for broadcasts, and the spectacle is routinely among the most heavily trending topics on Twitter. Fans have traveled from all over the U.S. to be close to the action.
The star is none other than a small-town waitress and aspiring photographer from Northern California who killed fatally stabbed and shot her lover in 2008. Jodi Arias has been on trial for first-degree murder since January, and her case has developed an enormous following with its tales of sex, violence and betrayal.
Jurors resume deliberations Monday.