May 23rd, 2013
09:53 PM ET

Hung jury in Jodi Arias penalty phase

An Arizona jury said it was unable to reach a unanimous agreement on what penalty Jodi Arias should receive for killing her ex-boyfriend.

The hung jury forced the judge to declare a mistrial in the sentencing phase of the case after nearly 14 hours of deliberations.

Arias was convicted of the 2008 murder of her ex-boyfriend, Travis Alexander after a trial that lasted almost five months. If the prosecution decides to retry the sentencing phase of the case, a new jury will be asked to decide Arias' fate.

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  1. JP Cusick - Blog

    After I heard the Jury Foreman speak then now I think Jodi was wrongfully convicted of 1st degree, and maybe she only did 2nd degree, and maybe even just an excessive self defense.

    If he was such a wholesome Man and a rightful Mormon – then he did not marry Jodi as he was only using her.

    May 26, 2013 at 1:02 pm | Reply
  2. EnoughAlready

    Lock her up and make her share a restroom with Oscar Pistorius.

    May 25, 2013 at 7:32 pm | Reply
  3. Lisa

    I am tired of seeing this trial on television and think they should just give her life w/o parole. Since they do not want to kill her and move on to the next trial.

    May 25, 2013 at 1:15 pm | Reply
  4. JP Cusick - Blog

    When Jodi heard that the jury was undecided and hung, then she had her saddest expression surely because she then knew that instead of the trial being over – she would have it going on and on seemingly forever.

    Before she may have acted like a monster, but in the end she is just another person.

    May 24, 2013 at 2:05 pm | Reply
  5. Terry McCracken

    Not surprised...revenge isn't punishment.

    May 23, 2013 at 11:27 pm | Reply

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