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Hearing set for convicted killer Jodi Arias

PHOENIX, Ariz. -- Attorneys for Jodi Arias will go before a judge Monday morning for a status conference, reports CBS affiliate KPHO.

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The 33-year-old former waitress was convicted of first-degree murder in May of 2013 in the 2008 death of her on-again, off-again boyfriend Travis Alexander, but the jury couldn't reach a decision on her sentence.

Judge Sherry Stephens has not set a date to restart the sentencing phase. Monday's hearing comes the day the retrial of the penalty phase had been scheduled to begin, but its start has since been postponed.

Arizona law keeps Arias' murder conviction intact, but prosecutors have the option of putting on a second penalty phase with a new jury in an effort to secure a death sentence.

If the second panel fails to reach a unanimous decision, the death penalty will be removed from consideration. The judge then would sentence Arias to spend her entire life behind bars or to be eligible for release after 25 years.


  • Crimesider Staff

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