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Arizona Appeals Court Upholds Jodi Arias' Murder Conviction

(AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Cheryl Evans, Pool)

The Arizona Court of Appeals has upheld Jodi Arias’ first-degree murder conviction and life prison sentence in the 2008 killing of her former boyfriend.

Arias' lawyers had argued that a prosecutor's misconduct and a judge's failure to control news coverage deprived her of the right to a fair trial in the high-profile case.

The three-member appeals court Tuesday unanimously concluded that prosecutor Juan Martinez's conduct in the case didn’t outweigh the overwhelming evidence of Arias' guilt.

Arias was convicted of killing ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander at his home in Mesa.