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-- areas heads back to court today is jurors will consider whether she should face the death penalty.
She was convicted last week in first degree murder in the death of an ex boyfriend Travis Alexander.
Let's bring in criminal defense attorney Monica -- who has been in court through much of these proceedings -- today what do we expect Monica.
Well -- today will be very interesting because we are finally starting the aggravation -- that we've been waiting for for almost a week.
So we're -- here the state put on evidence as to why this was a cruel killing.
Now of course we all think that first degree murders are all cruel.
But airs -- allows the death penalty if the state can prove that this was especially cruel it was depraved it was heinous.
And inflicted a lot of pain on the -- And then even the victim was was conscious of the pain.
And that's what we're gonna see from the state probably the medical examiner and maybe even at the -- -- investigator.
To show how much blood was around the scene.
And the jury has heard all of this before so it'll be nothing new but the state still has to jump over this hurt him.
Well -- -- stabbed 27 times and a throat slit from one side to the other.
May indeed it -- that measure but we'll see we'll see what they -- Then comes a mitigation where she would try to a they would try to argue for the for a wife penalty over -- but -- Herself said that she would choose death warrant.
Yet if this state proves beyond a reasonable doubt that there is that aggravating factor of cruelty him -- we jump into the mitigation phase and you're right that's where she can get up and bad for that.
For life but she's -- said in that post conviction ever video.
That she wants the death penalty -- does anybody believer no.
So it'll be interesting to see if she -- -- and says something different during the mitigation base needs are right Monica let me just saying thanks for being here we'll see you there.
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