Jodi Arias: Hell Hath No Fury

Jury deliberations end for day in Jodi Arias case


This May 15, 2013, file pool photo shows Jodi Arias looking at the family of Travis Alexander as the jury arrives during the sentencing phase of her trial at Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix. Arias' legal bills have topped $2 million, a tab being footed by Arizona taxpayers that will only continue to climb with a new penalty phase set for March, officials said Monday Jan. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Rob Schumacher, File)

This May 15, 2013, file pool photo shows Jodi Arias looking at the family of Travis Alexander as the jury arrives during the sentencing phase of her trial at Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix. Arias’ legal bills have topped $2 million, a tab being footed by Arizona taxpayers that will only continue to climb with a new penalty phase set for March, officials said Monday Jan. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Rob Schumacher, File)

PHOENIX (AP) — Jurors at the Jodi Arias sentencing retrial have gone home without deciding whether the convicted murderer should be sentenced to death or life in prison for killing her lover.

The panel ended its fifth day of deliberations on Wednesday and will return Thursday.

Arias was convicted of murder in 2013 after a lengthy trial that became a sensation with its tawdry revelations about her relationship with victim Travis Alexander and the brutal way he was killed. That jury deadlocked on her punishment.

A judge on Tuesday told the current jury to keep deliberating after a defense attorney said the panel had reached an impasse.

If jurors can’t decide on a sentence, the death penalty would be removed as an option and the judge would decide if Arias serves life in prison or gets a chance for release after 25 years.

Source: AP

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