Arias and Alexander continued to sleep together until the day Arias killed him in what prosecutors said was a jealous rage. According to court testimony, Arias drove from California to Alexander's home in Arizona, had sex with him, took nude photos of him, and then stabbed him 27 times, shot him in the head, and slit his throat.
Arias had claimed throughout the trial that she killed Alexander in self-defense after he flew into a violent rage because she dropped his camera while taking nude photos of him in the shower on June 4, 2008.
She initially denied being at his home and killing him and later said masked intruders murdered him. She later admitted killing Alexander, but insisted it was in self defense. Her attorneys had urged the jury to find Arias guilty of manslaughter instead of murder.
The lurid details of the trial gained national and international interest, as Arias claimed that the devout Mormon Alexander was sexually abusive, physically abusive, and a sexual deviant. The prosecution dismissed her claims as outright lies.
Testimony in the trial began in January and wrapped up on Friday, May 3.