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Convicted murderer Jodi Arias to represent herself at death penalty trial

Today a judge granted convicted murderer Jodi Arias’ request to represent herself in the upcoming penalty phase of her murder trial.

Arias could face the death penalty for killing her ex-boyfriend, Travis Alexander, in his suburban phoenix bathroom six years ago.

Authorities said she planned the attack in a jealous rage after the victim rejected her and pursued other women.

Arias initially denied involvement and later blamed the killing on masked intruders.

Two years after her arrest, she said she killed Alexander in self defense.

She was convicted of murder last year, but the jury was deadlocked on whether she should get life in prison or the death penalty.

A new trial to determine the sentence is scheduled to being September 8.