(AP/THE REPUBLIC POOL)
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Jodi Arias, who was convicted of murdering her ex-boyfriend has changed her mind about wanting to die. She spoke to the jury Tuesday, asking for life in prison.

FOX News Radio's Jessica Rosenthal reports:

Jodi Arias told the jury she thought she wanted to die and can't believe she's now asking them to spare her life.

(Arias) "But as I stand here now I can't in good conscience ask you to sentence me to death. Because of them."

She looked over and pointed to her family members.

(Arias) "Asking for death is tantamount to suicide."

She said she'd start a book club and a recycling program in prison. And then showed pictures of her with her family and friends. She called killing Travis Alexander the worst mistake of her life and that she's to blame for all the pain his family and hers feel. As she spoke, some members of Alexander's family cried but others looked angry.

Jessica Rosenthal, FOX News Radio.

WATCH Jodi Arias speak to the jury:


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