Crime

Jodi Arias Live Blog: Goes Home After Killing Alexander, Wanting to "Deny Reality"

It's about 1:30 p.m., and the afternoon recess in the Jodi Arias trial has ended.

Arias is back on the stand, having testified this morning about how she shot Travis Alexander on June 4, 2008, then drove to Utah to meet a guy she liked. She spent a few hours with him, made out, tried to "act normal" after what she claims was a self-defense slaying, then went home to Yreka, California. She didn't tell anyone what had happened.

She admits she was trying to hide her tracks. Yesterday, she testified that she wanted to put off for as long as possible whatever consequences would come from her actions.

See also: Jodi Arias Live Blog: Arias Describes How She Killed Travis Alexander in 2008

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Ray Stern has worked as a newspaper reporter in Arizona for more than two decades. He's won numerous awards for his reporting, including the Arizona Press Club's Don Bolles Award for Investigative Journalism.