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A death sentence remains an option for convicted murderer Jodi Arias after a judge denied a defense motion to set aside the jury's determination that Arias killed her one-time lover in an "especially cruel" manner, a finding that made her eligible for capital punishment.
A new jury could be impaneled to decide whether Jodi Arias should be sentenced to death or life in prison sometime in late September, a judge said Tuesday, as attorneys continue to file motions and keep mum on any talk of a deal to resolve the case without another trial.
George Zimmerman's trial in the shooting death of teen Trayvon Martin lasted nearly three weeks and concluded Saturday night with an acquittal. The case prompted debate nationwide over racial profiling, self-defense and equal justice.
Jodi Arias' attorneys have asked a judge to vacate the jury's decision in her murder trial that the 2008 killing of her boyfriend was "especially cruel," a finding that allowed the panel to consider the death penalty.
They were 12 ordinary citizens who didn't oppose the death penalty. But unlike spectators outside the courthouse who followed the case like a daytime soap opera and jumped to demand Jodi Arias' execution, the jurors faced a decision that was wrenching and real, with implications that could haunt them forever.
Jurors who spent five months determining Jodi Arias’ fate couldn’t decide whether she should get life in prison or die for murdering her boyfriend, sending prosecutors back to the drawing board to rehash the shocking case of sex, lies and violence to another 12 people.
Jodi Arias asked jurors Tuesday to give her life in prison, saying she "lacked perspective" when she told a local reporter in an interview that she preferred execution to spending the rest of her days in jail.
The same jury that convicted Jodi Arias of murder one week ago took less than three hours Wednesday to determine that the former waitress is eligible for the death penalty in the stabbing death of her one-time lover.
The jury has rendered its verdict — Jodi Arias is guilty of first-degree murder — but the trial is far from finished.
A jury found Jodi Arias guilty of first-degree murder, but the case is far from over.
The Jodi Arias murder trial has drawn international attention for its graphic tales of sex and lies. The following is a timeline of some of the key events in the case:
‘But your Honor, I didn’t know you actually had to show up!”
The judge in Jodi Arias' murder case on Thursday denied a defense motion to order jurors sequestered for the remainder of the trial during a bizarre week when one panelist was removed and videos emerged of Arias' parents telling authorities she has mental problems.
The Jodi Arias murder trial became even more of a spectacle Thursday as defense attorneys argued that the prosecutor committed misconduct by signing autographs and posing for pictures with fans outside court.
Eric James Coulter was found guilty of manslaughter Monday for fatally shooting his girlfriend, Monique Cota, in Chandler.
Jurors in Jodi Arias' murder trial made it clear they aren't satisfied with her stories about why she killed her lover, then methodically covered her tracks and couldn't recall much of anything from the day.
The photographs present a chilling portrait of sex and death.