The possibility of a death sentence in the Jodi Arias case was taken off the table Thursday after a jury couldn't decide whether she should be sentenced to life in prison or death for killing her boyfriend almost seven years ago.
Jodi Arias was back in court today as the penalty phase of her trial gets underway again following her conviction for murdering her ex-boyfriend, Travis Alexander. Prosecutors will begin the process of bringing in a new jury after the previous one deadlocked on whether she should receive the death penalty.
The jury in the Jodi Arias case was unable to reach a unanimous verdict on whether or not to sentence Arias to death.
Jurors in the Jodi Arias trial tasked with determining whether the woman convicted of murdering former boyfriend Travis Alexander told a judge on Wednesday afternoon that they are unable to reach a unanimous decision.
Jodi Arias granted a number of press interviews Tuesday after she plead for her life in front of an Arizona jury. Following her conviction in the murder of ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander, jurors are set to begin deliberating about whether Arias will spend the rest of her life in prison or be put to death for the murder.
Convicted murderer Jodi Arias pleaded for her life in front of the same jury that found her guilty. Arias, who killed her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander, told a Fox Phoenix reporter on the day of her conviction that she hoped for the death penalty.
Samantha Alexander, the sister of Travis Alexander, the man brutally killed by Jodi Arias, spoke out in the beginning stages of the penalty phase, which began in an Arizona courtroom today.
The Arizona same jury that found Jodi Arias guilty of murdering her ex-boyfriend, Travis Alexander, finds she is eligible for death penalty.
According to Judge Andrew Napolitano, Jodi Arias’ interview with a local Fox affiliate could come back to haunt her. He said, “I’m sure this was done against the advice of her lawyers. No good from her point of you can come from this.”
Troy Hayden, a reporter with the FOX affiliate in Phoenix, conducted an interview with Jodi Arias on Wednesday mere moments after she'd been found guilty of first-degree murder in the death of her former boyfriend, Travis Alexander. Many called the interview bizarre, with Arias showing little emotion and saying that she would prefer the death penalty to life behind bars, adding that being in one spot for that long would "make her go a little crazy."
On the Record aired a cable exclusive interview with Jodi Arias, her first since the guilty verdict. She was convicted of first-degree murder in the slaying of her ex-boyfriend, Travis Alexander, earlier today. Troy Hayden from the Fox News affiliate KSAZ spoke exclusively with Arias minutes after the conviction.