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Jodi Arias penalty phase retrial set for September

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Jodi Arias

(CNN) — Jury selection for Jodi Arias’ penalty phase retrial will begin September 8, according to a tweet Monday from the official account of Maricopa County (Arizona) Superior Court.

Arias was found guilty of first-degree murder in 2013 for brutally stabbing and shooting her ex-boyfriend, Travis Alexander.

This new panel of jurors will not reconsider her murder conviction but will focus on whether Arias should face life in prison or the death penalty. The jury that determined Arias’ guilt in May was unable to reach a unanimous decision regarding her punishment.

A mini-trial is expected to take place to help get the new jurors caught up on the case before they make their decision. The judge has ruled that this new penalty phase will not be televised, but CNN, HLN’s sister network, has filed a motion to allow cameras in the courtroom.

Arias was present for the Monday hearing, where she wore black-and-white prison stripes.

Another hearing in Arias’ case, which will be sealed, has been set for April 11.

3 comments

  • Hugo Petrus

    I don’t think it is right that in court I. Front of new jury that jodi should be in prison garb she was not for the first penalty phase and being put I to that sort of clothing is be start of dehumanising her and must have an effect with the jurors which she did not have to experience with the first jury so I see it as unfair a d wl prejudice the jury

    • Elaine

      This woman is a monster. She has, in my opinion, been given way too many rights and privileges in the past. Could your reasoning be because you are a man, and in some way mystified by her? Get real!

      • Hugo Petrus

        Man or woman all and any accused Are entitled to be treated like human beings there is a nasty attitude in the U S A it reminds me of the Nazis it’s the gloating de humanising lusting for revenge shown by people which sickens me enjoying every moment of a spectacle where their mean minded moronic venom can be sprayed all over the news and media savage people like you deserve to find out what it is like to be a hate figure

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