PHOENIX (AP) — A woman who's on trial in Phoenix in the stabbing and shooting death of her lover has testified under cross-examination today that she has memory problems.
Jodi Arias was grilled by prosecutors about why she can recall precise details of her life from years earlier -- like the kind of coffee she bought at Starbucks -- but she can't remember crucial aspects of the murder case against her.
Arias could face a death sentence if she's convicted of first-degree murder in the June 2008 killing of Travis Alexander in his suburban Phoenix home.
She's been testifying for a ninth day today -- with prosecutors focusing on her apparent selective memory.
She has testified in detail about the events that led her to kill Alexander -- a killing that she says was self-defense.
But when asked details of the day of the killing, she doesn't recall much.
A prosecutor asked her today, "Do you have memory problems?" She replied, "Sometimes."
APPHOTO AZPHP109: Defendant Jodi Arias loses her composure as she testifies about killing Travis Alexander in 2008 during her murder trial at Judge Sherry Stephens' Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013. Arias is charged in the 2008 stabbing and shooting death of her lover, Alexander. She faces the death penalty if convicted of first-degree murder. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Charlie Leight, Pool) (20 Feb 2013)