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KSAZ Gets First Interview With Jodi Arias: ‘I Would Rather Die Sooner Than Later’


KSAZ, the Fox O&O in Phoenix, got the first interview with Jodi Arias after she was found guilty of first-degree murder Wednesday. Arias sat down with Troy Hayden for 45 minutes just minutes after the verdict was read (video above).

In the interview, Arias maintained that she killed Travis Alexander in self-defense, saying she regrets her actions in the immediate aftermath of his death. “I think that I was just freaked out. I didn’t know what to do,” she said. “I knew that I couldn’t just carry on as normal, but I tried to act that part until everything came down on me. Just the way everything happened I think that if I had just been honest from the beginning I’d be in a different place … because of what I’ve done, a lot of people will hurt for a long time.”

The interview aired in seven parts across KSAZ’s evening newscasts Wednesday. Watch them here.

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Verdict Reached in Jodi Arias Trial

A verdict has been reached in the trial of Jodi Arias, who is accused of murdering her boyfriend Travis Alexander in Arizona.

In Phoenix, ABC affiliate KNXV was the first to report the news at 11:32 a.m. with Connie Colla and Dan Spindle anchoring. “This is one of those cases where we’ve been waiting, monitoring Twitter, we’ve got reporters and crews that have been down there staking out their spot at the courthouse,” Spindle said. “And we do know right now they announced and went through this chain of events to let everybody know.”

Fox O&O KSAZ was next at 11:34 a.m. with Ron Hoon and Rick D’Amico at the anchor desk. CBS affiliate KPHO and independent station KTVK both reported the news at 11:36 a.m. Nicole Crites and Pat McReynolds anchored on KPHO and Kaley O’Kelly and Javier Soto anchored on KTVK.

NBC affiliate KPNX reported the news at 11:38 a.m. with Scott Light and Tram Mai anchoring.

The verdict will be read at 4:30pmET/1:30pmMT.

>Update: The jury has found Arias guilty of first-degree murder.