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Brewer on Arias: 'I think she's guilty'

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Posted: Tuesday, May 7, 2013 3:35 pm | Updated: 8:58 am, Thu Aug 15, 2013.

The jury may still be out.

But Gov. Jan Brewer said Tuesday she's heard enough of the Jodi Arias case to reach a conclusion. And the governor believes she is guilty.

Brewer's comments came during the second full day of jury deliberations. Arias is charged with the 2008 death of Travis Alexander who was shot and stabbed more than two dozen times.

Arias, who told detectives multiple stories during the investigation, conceded during her 18 days on the stand she did in fact kill Alexander -- she said she does not remember the specifics -- but insisted it was self defense.

Defense attorneys also have sought to portray Arias as a victim of psychological violence and said that Alexander used her for sex.

Jurors have been given four options for a verdict: first degree premeditated murder, second degree murder, manslaughter or acquittal.

Brewer, chatting with reporters at an event Tuesday, said she believes Arias is guilty. But the governor sidestepped the question of the level of her guilt and which verdict would be appropriate.

"I don't have all the information,'' Brewer said. "But I think she's guilty.''

The trial, which featured graphic naked photos of Arias, has attracted international attention.

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