Thursday, March 5, 2015

Jodi Arias Dodges a Bullet, Literally, as Judge Declares Mistrial

Travis Alexander’s sisters sobbed in the background as Maricopa County Superior Court Judge, Sherry K. Stephens, made the announcement this morning that the judge could not reach a unanimous decision on whether or not to sentence convicted killer, Jodi Arias, to death. Judge Stephens stated that the jurors repeatedly indicated they could not reach consensus (hung jury). This verdict comes after the second jury considered her case because the first jury, which convicted her of murder two years ago, could not agree on whether or not to sentence her to death.

After leaving the courtroom, the family walked by the media, saying, “The real justice will be in the afterlife, when Jodi burns in hell.” Meanwhile, Jodi Arias’ future home is just over 86 square feet big, with a bare bed, sink and toilet.

Arias was found guilty in May of 2013 for killing her on-again-off-again boyfriend, Alexander, after a lengthy trial that began in January of 2013. On April 13, 2015, Judge Stephens will decide whether Arias will be in prison for life or have the possibility for parole after 25 years. The death penalty is no longer a possibility. 

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