Jodi Arias: Hell Hath No Fury

Mistrial in Jodi Arias case after jury deadlocks on sentence


In this Jan. 9, 2015, file photo, Jodi Arias sits during her sentencing phase retrial in Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix. Officials have released transcripts of closed-door testimony given two months ago by Arias during her sentencing retrial. The public was barred from watching the testimony after a judge said the witness, whose name was then kept secret, was skittish and wouldn't testify unless the courtroom was closed. Arias was convicted last year in the murder of her boyfriend Travis Alexander, but jurors deadlocked on her punishment. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Tom Tingle, File)

In this Jan. 9, 2015, file photo, Jodi Arias sits during her sentencing phase retrial in Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix. Officials have released transcripts of closed-door testimony given two months ago by Arias during her sentencing retrial. The public was barred from watching the testimony after a judge said the witness, whose name was then kept secret, was skittish and wouldn’t testify unless the courtroom was closed. Arias was convicted last year in the murder of her boyfriend Travis Alexander, but jurors deadlocked on her punishment. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Tom Tingle, File)

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge has declared a mistrial in the Jodi Arias sentencing retrial after jurors deadlocked on whether the convicted murderer should be executed or sent to prison for life for killing her lover in 2008.

The decision on Thursday removes the death penalty as an option and leaves the judge to sentence Arias to either life in prison or a life term with the possibility of release after 25 years.

It marked the second time a jury has deadlocked on her punishment – a disappointment for prosecutors who argued for the death penalty during the nearly seven-year legal battle against Arias.

The 2013 trial of Arias was broadcast live and became a sensation with its tawdry revelations about her relationship with victim Travis Alexander and that she shot him in the head and slit his throat so deeply that he was nearly decapitated.

MICHELLE R. SMITH

Source: AP

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lee c fairfax says:

Disgusted as we are about Juror 17’s perjury, having 2 husbands convicted thanks to Juan and refusals by JSS to replace a non deliberating juror with such a questionable history, let’s just leave any retribution up to the authorities. considering her background, having a police guard by her home and being in their cross hairs is enough punishment. (how the hell did she get approved for this jury anyway?)

   
lee c fairfax says:

hey. just blocked Wild 2 twitter because of the bare assed, enhanced lady parts on that “better than Facebook” ad picture. W2 does not have the class and humor that W1 has shown.

   
Egoone2 says:

I have to agree Donna Burns…. I am not one who easily agrees on the death sentence…but, this woman took his life without him being able to defend himself.. What happened in the relationship did not warrant death for him.

   
Victoria Friday says:

Killing her will not bring Travis back, he played her as well combination sex + violence is lethal and there are many more cases when it’s the woman who dies in the violence.

   
Patricia says:

God love you Mr. Martinez you fought the fight on this.

   
Wouter Palm says:

Shit, Jodi deserves nothing else than a dead sentence.

   
donna burns says:

if the jurors agreed to serve on a death penalty case, this one couldn’t have been more deserving of a guilty verdict…what was their problem ???

   

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