PHOENIX (AP) — Jurors on Tuesday heard a phone message that an Arizona woman left for her boyfriend hours after she allegedly killed him at his suburban Phoenix home.
Prosecutors claim Jodi Arias was trying to cover her tracks and left Travis Alexander an unemotional voicemail some six hours after his death in June 2008.
On the message played in a Phoenix courtroom, Arias is heard saying, "My phone died so I wasn't able to get back to anybody" and that she "drove 100 miles in the wrong direction."
Arias, 32, could become the fourth woman on Arizona's death row if she's convicted in the high-profile trial that's now in its third week.
Prosecutors allege Arias shot the 30-year-old Alexander in the head, stabbed him 27 times and slit his throat, then left him in a shower in his Mesa home. They argue the actions were those of a jealous woman who brutally attacked Alexander after he tried to end their relationship.
Arias claims Alexander was abusive and the killing was in self-defense.
The jury on Tuesday also saw a Mesa police videotape of an officer interrogating Arias in 2008.
She cried as police questioned her about Alexander's death, but continued to deny she killed him — even after police showed her pictures they found the day Alexander died.
On Monday, prosecutors introduced graphic pictures found on Alexander's camera and said to be taken moments before his death.
Mesa police said Arias deleted the photos, then put the camera in a washing machine. Investigators restored the pictures via a memory card in the camera.
"It's your foot, Jodi. These are your pants," a detective told Arias in the interrogation, referring to the photos. Continued...