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Jodi Arias Murder Trial: Prosecutor says victim, Travis Alexander, was "extremely afraid" of Arias

Defendant Jodi Arias as she prepared to take the witness stand to testify in at her murder trial in Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix, Ariz., on Feb. 20, 2013.
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(CBS/AP) PHOENIX - Testimony continued Wednesday in Jodi Arias' murder trial, with the prosecution arguing that her slain ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander was "extremely afraid" of Arias in the months leading up to his death.

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Prosecutor Juan Martinez is questioning defense witness Alyce LaViolette, a psychotherapist who says Arias suffered domestic abuse by her lover. LaViolette has been testifying for more than a week.

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Martinez on Wednesday said that Alexander told another woman in an email that he was "extremely afraid" of Arias' "stalking behavior."

LaViolette acknowledged the email's contents, but disputed that it meant Arias was stalking the victim.

Arias faces a possible death sentence if convicted of first-degree murder in the June 2008 killing of Alexander in his suburban Phoenix home.  Authorities say she planned the attack.  Arias says it was self-defense.

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