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And in the impact segment tonight a verdict in the -- -- this murder trial.
The clerk will read in the -- -- Stayed in Arizona vs Indiana areas verdict count one.
We the jury duly impaneled and sworn and above entitled action upon our coasts did find the defendant -- to count 11 degree murder guilty.
It was one of the most sensational murder cases in recent memory a young woman charge of brutally killing her boyfriend and Arizona.
Millions of Americans follow the trial on television.
Generous -- Phoenix attorney Monica Lindstrom is covering the story for us and number one.
That a reaction.
Almost no reaction tonight is on the didn't break down and cry -- you know how did you read.
You know -- I was shocked I thought for sure when they actually say -- LT.
That she weighed at least exhale.
Ours green I don't -- or something and that means to resist very.
-- have a couple here and things got a little red in the face really nowhere near what I thought we would.
What was -- tipping point in your opinion Monica about the first degree murder guilty charge.
Why did the jury they could've -- lesser we discuss that.
But they gave -- the full Monty and now she may be executed.
You know what -- when it when they were deliberating we were thinking oh my goodness they must be thinking about second -- -- degree or manslaughter mean after all -- ripping takes so long to come back with this verdict.
But when I heard the verdict read I don't think it was a tipping point about pre meditated I believe that they always thought premeditated I think.
Maybe that confusion -- the disagreement might have come when they were trying to determine felony murder.
Because when it was -- There was a split regarding felony murder now in reality it doesn't matter because all twelve found first degree by premeditation.
And but not all of them found first degree by.
Felony murder yeah I explain that you love to within me is I don't understand and -- the folksonomy.
Felony murder what is that no problem.
What it is is the state charges of first degree murder -- -- -- either premeditation.
Or felony murder we know what premeditation is.
Felony murder means that he was killed.
-- her committing a felony so when she stole -- gun from him if she didn't.
Or when she was stabbing him she was committing a felony and because he diet -- during that felony she can be charged with.
Felony murder all right so let's say six it was she -- doesn't map and the premeditated murder -- -- on death row that's right.
Now there are any -- waiting circumstances -- -- so it's up to the judge now.
Or does the jury have a say in whether she's execute.
Bill it's that jury they now come back tomorrow at 1 PM to start the aggravation phase.
What it is is the state has to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that there was mix all of -- -- or physical cruelty when she killed him.
If they find that beyond a reasonable doubt they can -- impose the death penalty.
I don't and -- -- again.
Obviously if she stabbed him 45 times and shot him -- and doing whatever how's she doing that sounds pretty cool to me Monica.
Well absolutely but in -- is -- in order to get than death penalty there has to be just more than -- killing.
There's got to be some cruelty and -- And the prosecution said that when she was stabbing him -- she cost him so much physical pain and he saw her do -- to him.
That that raises say that aggravates it and puts it at a level that airs on -- will allow the death penalty.
All right now let's backtrack a little bit.
How did a man gets in position where a woman who's not as strong as he is was able to stab him while he stood by and watch.
Well during the trial that state said essentially that she must have come up and stabbed him somehow.
Right close to the heart which was the first fatal went.
So as he is suffering from that's tablet any kind of stumbles over to the scene.
And he's standing there believe -- that's when she starts stabbing him in the back in -- can see her in the near.
He's stumbles -- weight goes down the hall and now as he's -- she comes up behind him and the crowds and that's -- -- -- -- The fact that he went in this shower naked sentiment a very vulnerable position.
And what she got that first stat -- he was -- honorable for the rest of the time until she finally.
Just kill them.
Yes the jury would listen to you.
Or believes that the description you just gave us was accurate they have to give -- -- death.
Pretty much I mean it's right to bear but even if they find those aggravating factors and they find that it was cruel physical and mentally -- take -- They don't have to say death penalty.
They can say no debt and if they say no death.
And they find those aggravating factors that judge we'll get her natural life with no parole and what is your prediction.
I don't think they're gonna get -- death I think they have every reason to if they decide.
But to put a woman to death I think it's very difficult for people to do all not conservative attorneys here in America -- county.
But -- that tells me it'll be life.
And thanks as always we appreciate it.
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