PHOENIX (AP) - Jurors in Jodi Arias' murder trial are expected to begin deliberations next week.
Judge Sherry Stephens tells jurors that court will be in session through Thursday. The trial will then be in recess until Wednesday, when attorneys will call the remainder of their witnesses.
Stephens says lawyers will present closing arguments May 2 and 3, after which jurors will get the case.
Arias faces a potential death sentence if convicted of first-degree murder in the 2008 killing of her one-time boyfriend at his Mesa home. Authorities say she planned the attack on Travis Alexander in a jealous rage.
Arias initially denied involvement before changing her story and blaming the death on masked intruders.
Two years after her arrest, she acknowledged killing Alexander but said she did it in self-defense.