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Jodi Arias Refutes Claims She Threatened To Kill Prosecutor

FILE - In this  Feb. 20, 2013 file photo, defendant Jodi Arias testifies about killing Travis Alexander in 2008 during her mu
FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2013 file photo, defendant Jodi Arias testifies about killing Travis Alexander in 2008 during her murder trial in Phoenix. Authorities plan to try again to secure the death penalty for convicted murderer Arias after jurors in her trial deadlocked in May on a sentence. Arias was convicted of murder May 8 in the 2008 killing of boyfriend Travis Alexander at his suburban Phoenix home. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Charlie Leight, Pool, File)

Jodi Arias strongly refuted the claims made last week that she wanted the prosecutor in her case killed.

Arias' former cellmate, Cassandra Collins, previously told MyFox Phoenix that Arias told her she threatened to have the prosecutor's throat slit if she was given the death penalty.

She also added:

When asked directly by MyFox Phoenix reporter Troy Haden if she denied saying she wanted her prosecutor dead, Arias tweeted "of course."

MyFox Phoenix admits that Collins, "Like many women in jail ... has been treated for some emotional and mental issues."

Collins also said Arias, "tried to manipulate every inmate there and tries to control how they think about her case. She'll try to suffocate you with her version and her side. When I got released out, I was like thank you God I got delivered out of hell."

Arias was convicted of murder in May for the 2008 death of her boyfriend, Travis Alexander.

Her retrial that will determine whether she gets life in prison or the death penalty is in the pretrial stages.

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