Check out this article on USAtoday.com. In most murder cases the defendant does not even testify but in this case Arias took the stand for 19 days. Some believe that by spending this much time she only hurt herself by allowing the jury to get to know her true character. It is no longer a case of whether or not she did it but more of a question of whether or not she will get a life sentence or if she will be sent to the death row.
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Did Arias’ 19 days on the stand help or hurt?