Jodi Arias now awaits the decision of a jury to decide her fate. The jury deliberated for about three hours before dismissing until next Thursday.
The jury was handed the case of Jodi Arias on Wednesday after her defense lawyer made his final plea for her life.
The case of Jodi Arias was a high-profile one which captivated the nation due to the scandalous details of her relationship with the victim, Travis Alexander.
The extremely violent way in which Alexander was murdered by Jodi Arias was shocking, to say the least.
Jodi Arias stabbed him multiple times, slit his throat, and shot him in the head.
Now, the jury will decide her punishment.
This is the second jury to deliberate over the fate of Jodi Arias. The first jury became deadlocked.
What the jury must decide is, was the murder in self-defense or in a jealous rage?
Jodi Arias’ lawyer, Kirk Nurmi, claims that Jodi was the victim in a twisted and demeaning relationship where she was sexually humiliated, then dumped for another woman.
Nurmi also insisted that Travis Alexander used Jodi Arias as a plaything to quench his sexual urges. He said that Alexander called her demeaning names and told her she was soulless.
“Why did we go from this sexual encounter to the killing?” Nurmi said. “Because of this tumultuous relationship. Because the emotional stress all this was bringing on.”
The prosecutor portrayed Arias as a woman in an out of control jealous rage after Alexander broke off their relationship and planned a trip to Mexico with another woman.
They also showed photos of the grisly crime scene.
Should this jury also become deadlocked, then the death penalty for Jodi Arias will be thrown out all together as an option for the next jury.
Then, a judge will be left with the decision to sentence Jodi Arias to life in prison or life in prison with the possibility of release after 25 years.
Do you think this jury will be able to reach a decision?