Después de meses de deliberaciones, testimonios gráficos, y vericuetos al mejor estilo de una novela policial un jurado de Arizona encontró culpable a Jodi Arias de asesinato en primer grado por la muerte de Travis Alexander en junio del 2008.

A partir de este jueves, el jurado debe decidir si Arias enfrenta la pena de muerte o cadena perpetua.

FOTOS DE LA REACCIÓN DE ARIAS DESPUÉS DEL VEREDICTO

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    Jodi Arias looks at her family after being found of guilty of first-degree murder in the gruesome killing of her one-time boyfriend, Travis Alexander, in their suburban Phoenix home, Wednesday, May 8, 2013, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Rob Schumacher, Pool)

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    Jodi Arias reacts after she was found of guilty of first-degree murder in the gruesome killing of her one-time boyfriend, Travis Alexander, in their suburban Phoenix home, Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Rob Schumacher, Pool)

  • Jodi Arias

    Jodi Arias reacts after she was found of guilty of first-degree murder in the gruesome killing of her one-time boyfriend, Travis Alexander, in their suburban Phoenix home, Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Rob Schumacher, Pool)

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    Jodi Arias, right, reacts after she was found of guilty of first-degree murder in the gruesome killing her one-time boyfriend, Travis Alexander, in their suburban Phoenix home, Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Rob Schumacher, Pool)

  • Jodi Arias

    Jodi Arias looks at her family after being found of guilty of first-degree murder in the gruesome killing her one-time boyfriend, Travis Alexander, in their suburban Phoenix home, Wednesday, May 8, 2013, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Rob Schumacher, Pool)

  • Jodi Arias

    Jodi Arias reacts after she was found of guilty of first-degree murder in the gruesome killing her one-time boyfriend, Travis Alexander, in their suburban Phoenix home, Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Rob Schumacher, Pool)

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    Jodi Arias reacts after she was found of guilty of first degree murder in the gruesome killing her one-time boyfriend, Travis Alexander, in their suburban Phoenix home, Wednesday, May 8, 2013, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Rob Schumacher, Pool)

  • In this image made from pool video provided by APTN, Jodi Arias reacts during the reading of the verdict in at Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix, Wednesday, May 8, 2013. Arias was convicted of first-degree murder in the gruesome killing of her one-time boyfriend in Arizona after a four-month trial that captured headlines with lurid tales of sex, lies, religion and a salacious relationship that ended in a blood bath. (AP Photo/APTN, Pool)

  • In this image made from pool video provided by APTN, Jodi Arias reacts during the reading of the verdict at Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix, Wednesday, May 8, 2013. Arias was convicted of first-degree murder in the gruesome killing of her one-time boyfriend in Arizona after a four-month trial that captured headlines with lurid tales of sex, lies, religion and a salacious relationship that ended in a blood bath. (AP Photo/APTN, Pool)

En las afueras de la corte de Arizona había cientos de personas y prensa esperando por el veredicto. Los familiares de Travis Alexander no pudieron contener la emoción y las hermanas rompieron en llanto al escuchar la sentencia de culpabilidad.

El juicio de Jodi Arias, de origen mexicano, se convirtió en uno de los más publicitados en Estados Unidos y atrajo la atención nacional por todos los detalles que implicó el asesinato de Travis Alexander el 4 de junio del 2008 y que implicaba a Arias como la principal y única sospechosa.

La mujer de 32 años admitió ante el jurado que sí disparó a su exnovio en defensa propia, pero que no recuerda haberle apuñalado 27 veces.

Los hechos ocurrieron en Mesa, Arizona y Jodi Arias sostuvo a lo largo del juicio que sólo se trató de defender de su novio, con quien mantuvo una relación violenta marcada por las amenazas físicas y verbales.

El cuerpo de Travis Alexander fue descubierto cinco días después de haber ocurrido el fatídico evento con un disparo en la cara, el cuello degollado y 27 puñaladas.

La fiscalía había pedido una condena por asesinato en primer grado con hechos que pautan que fue un crimen premeditado por parte de Jodi Arias. En este caso, podría enfrentar la pena de muerte a no ser que el jurado decida cadena perpetua y podía acogerse a la posibilidad de la libertad condicional a los 25 años.

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    Defendant Jodi Arias, right, talks with defense attorney Jennifer Wilmott during her trial at Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix on Thursday, April 25, 2013. Arias is on trial for the killing of her boyfriend, Travis Alexander, in Mesa in 2008. If convicted, Arias faces a potential death sentence. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Mark Henle, Pool)

  • FILE - In this April 18, 2013 file photo, Jodi Arias stands during her trial at Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix. Arias faces a potential death sentence if convicted of first-degree murder in Travis Alexander's June 2008 killing at his suburban Phoenix home. Closing arguments in Arias' trial will be Thursday, May 2 and Friday, May 3, after which jurors will begin deciding her fate. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Mark Henle, Pool, File)

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    Defendant Jodi Arias, right, and defense attorney Jennifer Wilmott arrive at court during Arias's trial at Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix on Thursday, April 25, 2013. Arias is on trial for the killing of her boyfriend, Travis Alexander, in Mesa in 2008. If convicted, Arias faces a potential death sentence. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Mark Henle, Pool)

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    Defendant Jodi Arias, left, talks with her defense attorney Jennifer Wilmott during her trial at Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix on Wednesday, May 1, 2013. Arias is charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing and shooting death of Travis Alexander, 30, in his suburban Phoenix home in June 2008. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Mark Henle, Pool)

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    Defendant Jodi Arias sits in the courtroom during her trial at Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix on Wednesday, May 1, 2013. Arias is charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing and shooting death of Travis Alexander, 30, in his suburban Phoenix home in June 2008. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Mark Henle, Pool)

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    Defendant Jodi Arias listens to prosecutor Juan Martinez makes his closing arguments during her trial at Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix on Thursday, May 2, 2013. Arias is charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing and shooting death of Travis Alexander, 30, in his suburban Phoenix home in June 2008. (The Arizona Republic, Rob Schumacher, Pool)

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    Defendant Jodi Arias looks to her family during closing arguments during her trial on Friday, May 3, 2013 at Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix. Arias is charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing and shooting death of Travis Alexander, 30, in his suburban Phoenix home in June 2008. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Rob Schumacher, Pool)

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    Defendant Jodi Arias looks to her family during closing arguments during her trial on Friday, May 3, 2013 at Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix. Arias is charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing and shooting death of Travis Alexander, 30, in his suburban Phoenix home in June 2008. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Rob Schumacher, Pool)

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    Defendant Jodi Arias listens to defense attorney Kirk Nurmi make his closing arguments during her trial on Friday, May 3, 2013 at Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix. Arias is charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing and shooting death of Travis Alexander, 30, in his suburban Phoenix home in June 2008. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Rob Schumacher, Pool)

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    Defendant Jodi Arias wipes tears away as she listens to defense attorney Kirk Nurmi make his closing arguments during her trial Friday, May 3, 2013 at Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix. Arias is charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing and shooting death of Travis Alexander, 30, in his suburban Phoenix home in June 2008. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Rob Schumacher, Pool)

  • FILE - In this May 2, 2013 file photo, People gather to watch the Jodi Arias trial at a park in downtown Phoenix while the defense in Arias' murder trial presents closing arguments. It has become a real-life soap opera for people around the world and dozens of fanatics who camp out on a Phoenix sidewalk to get into the show. The star is none other than a small-town waitress who killed her lover. Jodi Arias has been on trial since January, and her case has developed an enormous following with its tales of sex, violence and betrayal. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)