Jodi Arias Jury Fails to Decide on Death Penalty

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A Phoenix jury Thursday declared that it could not agree on whether to recommend the death penalty or life in prison for convicted murderer Jodi Arias.

She was recently found guilty of slaying her lover, Travis Alexander.

Arias in Court

Jodi Arias, dressed in black, tearfully held her hand to her face as the jury's decision was read. She has said that she'd welcome the death penalty.

She won't get it from this jury. At least not yet. Superior Court Judge Sherry Stephens set a June 20 hearing to prepare for a penalty-phase retrial.

The mistrial doesn't undermine Jodi Arias' guilty verdict or murder conviction. This phase is totally separate and devoted only to her punishment.

A new jury, possibly in a different city, will be asked to hear testimony only on the penalty issue, unless the prosecutors were to offer her a plea deal.

The prosecution announced that it will weigh its options.

Should Jodi Arias get the death penalty?


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