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March 15th, 2013
09:23 AM ET

Jodi Arias' 18-day testimony ends, Casey Anthony's criminal defense attorney weighs in

Alleged murderer Jodi Arias ended her testimony Thursday in the trial for her life after 18 days on the witness stand. Arias has been accused of killing her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander, but claims her actions were in self-defense. Criminal defense attorney Jose Baez joins "Starting Point" on Friday to take a look at the latest details in the Jodi Arias Case.

"It's all going to depend on how convincing these mental health experts are going to be," Baez argues. "What a lot of people don't realize is that this is a death penalty case. And the first thing you do in a death penalty case is try to save the client's life. So, that sometimes will conflict with the guilt or innocence stage. At this point, it is about trying to save her life, and nothing more."

Baez, a well-established defense attorney, successfully defended Casey Anthony during her murder trial in 2011. On "Starting Point," Baez argues that photographs from the scene of the crime may be the "smoking gun" in the murder trial.

Filed under: Jodi Arias • Murder Trial
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  1. JulieK

    As a former domestic violence victim (and child abuse survivor, both things she claims), I question her claim... Mainly because of the way she is confrontational toward the prosecutor and before that, toward Travis by pointing the gun at him. You learn to run and hide or act meekly, never confront. Almost 20 yrs later, I still never confront, even with many years of therapy. She's lying and it makes me angry... Real victims deserve better.

    March 15, 2013 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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