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Jodi Arias Trial: Court hearing set in case of woman convicted of killing one-time boyfriend

FILE - In this July 16, 2013 file photo, convicted murderer Jodi Arias appears for a hearing in Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix. Arias Mark Henle

Jodi Arias appears for a hearing in Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix, July 16, 2013.
AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Mark Henle, Pool, File

(CBS) PHOENIX - Attorneys in the case of convicted killer Jodi Arias are expected back in court Monday for a hearing, CBS affiliate KPHO reports. 

A judge may set a date for the re-trial of the case's penalty phase, during which a new jury will be tasked with deciding whether Arias should be sentenced to death or life in prison, according to Reuters.

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A jury convicted Arias on first-degree murder charges in the May 8 in the stabbing death of her lover Travis Alexander in his suburban Phoenix home. About two weeks later, the same jury failed to reach a unanimous decision on whether to sentence Arias to life in prison or death.

A new jury will need to be seated before the second penalty phase can move forward.

Monday's hearing is set for 8:30 a.m., reports KPHO.

Arias' lawyers have filed a motion asking a judge to bar cameras in the courtroom during the second penalty phase. They've also asked a judge to to monitor the Twitter accounts of the new jurors in order to be certain the panel isn't using social media to communicate about the case.

Complete coverage of the Jodi Arias case on Crimesider

  • Erin Donaghue

    Erin Donaghue covers crime for CBSNews.com's Crimesider.

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