Jodi Arias: 'No Jury Will Convict Me' [Personal Photos]
Jan 11, 2013 06:48 PM EST
The jury in Jodi Arias' case, the woman who is standing trial for the murder of her ex-boyfriend, watched a television interview today in which Arias said "no jury will convict me".
The 32-year-old photographer is accused of shooting her lover, Travis Alexander, in the face, stabbing him 27 times and slitting his throat from ear to ear in the shower of his Mesa, Ariz., apartment.
"I understand all the evidence is really compelling," she said in the interview. "In a nutshell, two people came in and killed Travis. I've never even shot a gun. That's heinous. I can't imagine slitting anyone's throat."
She went on to tell the interviewer, "No jury will convict me and you can mark my words on that. ... I am innocent."
Arias has pleaded not guilty to murder, claiming she killed Alexander in self-defense. If convicted, she faces the death penalty.
Meanwhile, her new love Ryan Burns, also testified that Arias told him she got cuts on her hand from broken glass at her bartending job at "Margaritaville." She also told Burns she had to return to that job in Yreka after a 24 hour visit to Utah. A former Siskiyou detective said there is no such restaurant or bar in Yreka and there never had been. Arias worked at a local Mexican restaurant in Yreka called "Casa Ramos" in 2008.
The case, which has been more than four years in the making, has routinely captured headlines around the world.