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Jodi Arias watches as her defense attorneys Jennifer Wilmott, center, and Kirk Nurmi ask to withdraw from the case on Monday, May 20, 2013, during the penalty phase of her Arias' murder trial at Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix, Ariz.  The judge promptly denied their request. Arias was convicted of first-degree murder on May 8, 2013 in the stabbing and shooting to death of Travis Alexander, 30, in his suburban Phoenix home in June 2008. (The Arizona Republic, Rob Schumacher, Pool)

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