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Jodi Arias Murder Trial: She Insists ‘He Was Trying to Kill Me’

Accused murderer Jodi Arias resumed testimony Monday in the Arizona death penalty case against her, as defense attorneys worked to undo damage from the prosecution’s brutal cross examination last week.

Arias, 32, is charged in the June 2008 killing of Travis Alexander in his suburban Phoenix home. The woman has described on the stand how the couple got into an argument and how he chased her through the house, but she somehow managed to get away.

Prosecutor Juan Martinez was relentless in questioning Arias, making her cry and getting her to admit she lied throughout the investigation in order to cover her tracks and avoid being caught.

On Monday, Jodi’s lawyer, Kirk Nurmi, asked, "When you chose to testify, did you so do with the idea that the lies you told would be called into question?" Nurmi prodded. "Yes," Arias said. Then, Arias continued to insist she acted in self-defense.

Alexander was stabbed and slashed 27 times and had his throat slit. Friends found his body five days later.

Prosecutors are working to prove it was a premeditated killing in order to secure a chance at the death penalty.

For more of Jodi’s testimony, watch below for the livestream.