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People travel from all over for seat at Arias spectacle

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The Jodi Arias trial moves along into the evening hours as they finally try to wrap up testimony in what's been a very long trial.

The last day of testimony attracted people from thousands of miles away, hoping to get a firsthand glimpse of what they've been watching on TV for months.

One woman came all the way from Australia to watch the trial in downtown Phoenix.

About 25 members of the public are allowed in to watch the court proceedings every day, and people line up in the early morning hours trying to get a seat. With the trial nearing an end, more and more people are flocking to the courthouse to watch the Arias trial in person.

It has captivated viewers across the country who are glued to the gavel-to-gavel coverage.

That includes Gregory Kaehr, who flew in last night from South Bend, Indiana for a chance to sit in the courtroom.

"It's so fascinating, every aspect of the trial," says Kaehr. "It's brutal, it's brutal and we want to see justice done."

He got to the courthouse before dawn and landed a seat in the courtroom audience. He sat only a few feet from Jodi Arias.

"To see her one on one, it's chilling, it's really chilling."

"I've been watching the trial since it started -- so you know you get to feel like you know these people," says Vikki Lyon.

Vikki Lyon and her daughter Jessica Epley drove six hours from the Los Angeles area and got to the courthouse at 2 a.m.

They also were among the few members of the public to get a spot in court.

"Um, it's a little eerie. It's a little eerie when you first look at her," says Lyon.

"Kind of started trembling and shaking and got teary -- but just like furious, furious to see someone contain herself so well," says Epley. "She's just like I'm fine, no emotion. It's the most bizarre thing."

After seeing her in person, Lyon says she isn't buying Jodi's defense.

"Not at all. Not for once second. She's a sociopath and she knows how to work it very well. She's been doing it for years and years."

Kaehr says he plans on going back to the trial Thursday and has plans to stay here until May 9th, if the trial for some reason continues into next week.


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