Jodi Arias: Jury Returns To Deliberate Life Or Death Sentence

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Jodi Arias continues to wait for a verdict from the jury that is in the process of deliberating her sentence for the 2008 murder of her boyfriend, Travis Alexander.

The jury halted deliberations on Thursday, and remained in recess on Friday.

Jodi Arias will either be granted life in prison or the death sentence.

This is the second jury to deliberate the sentencing of Jodi Arias.

The first jury ended in a deadlock. If the second one does the same, then the death penalty will be taken off the table as an option.

In that case, a judge will be handed the responsibility of determining if Jodi Arias will receive the possibility of parole after 25 years.

Jodi Arias' murder trial captivated the nation with its scandalous details and the gruesome way in which Travis Alexander was murdered.

He was killed by multiple stab wounds, a slit throat nearing decapitation, and a gunshot wound to the head.

The defense says that Jodi Arias killed Travis Alexander out of self-defense, but the prosecution claims that she killed him in a jealous rage when he broke up with her and planned a trip to Mexico with another woman.

In closing arguments on Tuesday, Jodi Arias' attorney pleaded for her life. He called her remorseful and fragile, saying she suffers from mental illness and she was physically and emotionally abused as a child.

However, prosecuting attorney Juan Martinez displayed gory pictures of Travis Alexander after Jodi Arias killed him and said that in the state's view, there were no mitigating factors that should preclude a death sentence.

What do you think will happen to Jodi Arias?

Lacy Langley
Lacy is a writer from Texas. She likes spending time in the home office, homeschooling her kids, playing the didgeridoo, caring for her chickens (Thelma and Louise), Rolos, Christmas, and Labyrinth.