Jodi Arias jury fails to reach decision on death penalty

PHOENIX Thu May 23, 2013 7:34pm EDT

Jodi Arias addresses the jury during the penalty phase of her murder trial at Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix, Arizona May 21, 2013. REUTERS/Rob Schumacher/Arizona Republic/Pool

Jodi Arias addresses the jury during the penalty phase of her murder trial at Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix, Arizona May 21, 2013.

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PHOENIX (Reuters) - An Arizona jury tasked with determining whether convicted killer Jodi Arias should be put to death for the brutal murder of an ex-boyfriend failed to reach a unanimous verdict on Thursday, and a judge ordered a retrial in the penalty phase.

Arias, 32, was found guilty earlier this month in the murder of Travis Alexander, whose body was found slumped in the shower of his Phoenix-area home in June 2008. He was stabbed 27 times, had his throat slashed and was shot in the face.

(Reporting by Tim Gaynor; Editing by Cynthia Johnston)

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mamawati wrote:
No jury was there to consider whether the boyfriend shoudl live ro die so why not apply Jodi’s justice to her?

May 23, 2013 2:35pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Newshound52 wrote:
I know that this may sound uncaring but I find what Jodi Arias did was unspeakable and if I was on the jury I would vote to sentence her to death. She did everything to prolong her existance so now is the time to make a decision about her future.

May 23, 2013 3:12pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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