Jodi Arais was found guilty of First Degree murder Wednesday following several weeks of testimony. Now the penalty phase of the trial will begin today with jurors deciding whether Arias will get a prison term or the death penalty.
Arias told a KSAZ Phoenix television reporter moments after the decision, she prefers the death penalty.
Arias has been placed under a suicide watch since the interview became public.
Prosecutors say Arias murdered her boyfriend in 2008 and tried to cover up the incident. She was arrested two years later for that murder.