I have been watching HLN and not sure how I feel. I heard Arias speak to the judge and I just wonder if she was a victim of abuse and was protecting herself. I know the prosecution has been denying this but listening to her speak I wonder. Yet she came across as manipulating when she blamed his family for not wanting a plea deal. Also her comment that she wanted to die came across as manipulative. I would have given life with possibility of parole. Judge gave her life without parole. I am shocked her lawyer did not tell her not to say anything that could sound manipulative. Also blaming the victims family really bad idea. Yet maybe it was true about how it happened although maybe thats more manipulation. If you manipulate part how could anyone know if all isn't manipulation. Maybe I am a naive fool who wants to not see her as a monster as all on HLN portray her as especially Nancy Grace who is on.