Jodi Arias could become the third woman on Arizona's death row if she is sentenced to death today for murdering her ex-boyfriend, Travis Alexander.
If condemned to death row, she would likely face a long sentence, since Arizona has not executed a woman since 1930. But that long sentence would be marked by extreme isolation.
The jury that convicted Arias earlier this month is set to continue their deliberations today over whether to give Arias life in prison or the death penalty. They began deliberating at 6 p.m. ET on Tuesday.
Arias and her attorneys begged the jury to spare her life on Tuesday during Arias's allocution statement and the closing arguments, telling the jury that Arias would spend her life behind bars helping others and contributing to society.
But prosecutor Juan Martinez told the jury death is the only just punishment for the June 4, 2008 murder, in which Arias killed Alexander with 27 stab wounds, a slashed throat and a gunshot to the head.
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