Jodi Arias spoke with Phoenix television station KSAZ minutes after the jurors announced their guilty verdict. She says the outcome was unexpected. Arias still claims that she killed her ex-boyfriend, Travis Alexander, in self-defense.
When asked about the possibility of being executed, Arias told the reporter she prefers that end rather than living out her days behind bars.
"The worst outcome for me would be natural life. I would much rather die sooner than later ... I said years ago that I'd rather get death than life, and that still is true today. I believe death is the ultimate freedom, so I'd rather just have my freedom as soon as I can get it," she said.
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