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PHOENIX — Scalping tickets is nothing new in the sports and music world, but for a murder trial?
Dozens of people flock to court each day for a chance to score one of a handful of seats open to the public in Jodi Arias’ murder trial. The tickets are given out on a first-come, first-served basis, and nearly four months in, crowds are growing.
This week, one woman sold her spot for $200. She says court officials pulled them both aside and reprimanded them Tuesday. The seller returned the money. The purchaser kept her seat.
Desiree Lee, who sold the spot, tells ABC15 in Phoenix she doesn’t understand the fuss.
Arias faces a potential death sentence if convicted of first-degree murder. She says it she killed Travis Alexander self-defense.