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PHOENIX -- Jodi Arias is set to take the stand in her own defense for a 14th day on Monday when her felony murder trial resumes in a Phoenix courtroom.

The 32-year-old woman is charged with first-degree murder in the 2008 killing of her lover in his Mesa home. Authorities said she shot 30-year-old Travis Alexander in the face, stabbed him 27 times and slit his throat, then left his body in a bathroom for his friends to find days later.

Prosecutor Juan Martinez has been cross-examining Arias over repeated lies to police, friends and family. She first said she had nothing to do with the killing, then said it was the work of intruders. She later admitted killing Alexander, but said it was self-defense.

She faces the death penalty if convicted.

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