Jodi Arias jury in tears as victim’s family gives emotional testimony

Posted at 3:54 PM, May 17, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-17 15:54:51-04


(LATIMES) — The jury deciding the fate of convicted murderer Jodi Arias heard dramatic and emotional testimony Thursday from family members of the man she killed as they described how their lives were ripped apart by his death.

Siblings of Travis Alexander broke down in tears as they made an impassioned plea to jurors for Arias to be executed for stabbing him to death in 2008.

Steven Alexander said he suffered ulcers, went on antidepressants, was separated from his wife and cannot sleep because of the horrible dreams.

“I don’t want these nightmares anymore,” he told the jury, at times almost sneering with anger as he recalled what happened to his beloved brother. “I don’t want to have to see my brother’s murderer anymore.”

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