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Attorney: Jodi Arias trial will not damage Arizona's image

PHOENIX -- A Valley attorney said the sexually explicit details of the nationally-tracked Jodi Arias trial will not damage Arizona's overall reputation.

"I don't think this trial is necessarily more or less negative than the lady who drives her car full of small children into a lake or someone who shoots up a school," said Adrian Fontes, adding that peope don't attribute the behavior of an individual to an entire state.

Arias will take the stand again Wednesday for her sixth day of testimony. She has been charged in the 2008 stabbing and shooting death of her lover, Travis Alexander, in Arizona.

Arias faces the death penalty if convicted of first-degree murder in the killing.

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Sandra moved from the small border city of Yuma, Arizona to study Broadcast Journalism at Arizona State University in the late 90s. Since graduating, she's worked at several local TV stations including Univision, Fox 10 and 3TV.

Working at KTAR, has allowed her the opportunity to cover major national news events, including Presidential visits, the Tucson Tragedy and the Wallow fire.

When Sandra isn't covering breaking news or behind a microphone in the studio, she's probably at home with her best friend Mark and her two dogs, Lily and Lola.

Sandra enjoys cooking and admits to enjoying "really bad" reality T.V. She also enjoys spending quiet time at home with people she loves, playing a little poker and traveling.

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