Jury to Reconsider Death Penalty in Jody Arias Case

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Jodi Arias, convicted of murder in 2013, will get a new sentencing trial later this year.


According to Reuters, Arias's new penalty phase will begin on Sept. 8.

Arias was convicted by a jury in May 2013 of murdering Travis Alexander, whose body was found slumped in the shower of his suburban Phoenix home in June 2008. He had been stabbed multiple times, shot in the face and had his throat slashed. But the jury deadlocked on whether the former California waitress should be executed or face life in prison.


Arias's trial has taken numerous turns since her conviction:

The high-profile case, watched live by tens of thousands of people over the Internet, has been frequently delayed amid a flurry of motions by defense attorneys. The latest sought to have the death penalty thrown out, a move that was rejected by Stephens last month.

If the new jury is deadlocked the death penalty will be removed as a sentencing option Arias would be sentenced to life in prison or life with the possibility of parole after 25 years. During 2013 trial, Arias maintained the killing was self defense.

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