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Arias victim's family makes dramatic statement

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  • Steven Alexander, brother of murder victim Travis Alexander, looks back toward Jodi Arias as he reads his "victim impact statement" to the jury on Thursday, May 16, 2013 during the penalty phase of the Jodi Arias trial at Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix. Jodi Arias was convicted of first-degree murder in the stabbing and shooting to death of Travis Alexander, 30, in his suburban Phoenix home in June 2008.

    Steven Alexander, brother of murder victim Travis Alexander, looks back toward Jodi Arias as he reads his "victim impact statement" to the jury on Thursday, May 16, 2013 during the penalty phase of the Jodi Arias trial at Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix. Jodi Arias was convicted of first-degree murder in the stabbing and shooting to death of Travis Alexander, 30, in his suburban Phoenix home in June 2008.
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Steven Alexander stood before the jury, looked up at a family picture and cried as he ticked off the list of problems that have befallen him in the five years since his brother was murdered: ulcers, depression, a separation from his wife, nightmares. "I don't want these nightmares anymore. I don't want to see my brother's murderer anymore," he told the jury considering whether Jodi Arias should get a life sentence or be executed for the 2008 stabbing death of Travis Alexander.

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