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Jury Deadlocked On Death Penalty In Arias Murder Trial

Jury Deadlocked On Death Penalty In Arias Murder Trial

(Phoenix, AZ)  --  The jury in the Jodi Arias murder case is unable to reach a unanimous decision on her sentence.  The Phoenix jury told the judge they were hopelessly deadlocked in deciding whether Arias should receive the death penalty or life in prison.  Arias was convicted of stabbing Travis Alexander multiple times, slashing his throat and shooting him.  The retrial in the penalty phase will be July 18th. 

The case has garnered national attention due to the severity of the crime and the seedy testimony on the stand.  Arias had recently said during a TV interview she preferred the death penalty to life in prison, but backtracked in the penalty phase.  She pleaded with the jury for life in prison and touted the good things she could do behind bars. 

 

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