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Jodi Arias Addresses Jurors Before Sentencing

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Jodi Arias has told a jury that she can contribute to society from prison if she is allowed to live.

Arias address the jury Tuesday in the penalty phase of her trial as the panel considers whether to sentence her to life in prison or execution.

She says she'd like to start literacy and recycling programs in prison.

Arias also says she never meant to cause pain to the family of Travis Alexander and that her family kept her from committing suicide.

Her lawyers have said Arias is the only witness they'll call to testify on her behalf.

The judge instructed jurors they can consider a handful of factors when deciding what sentence to recommend, including the fact that Arias has no previous criminal record.

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