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Thu Mar 5, 2015, 01:07 PM

Jodi Arias escapes death penalty after Arizona jury deadlocks

Source: Reuters

Jodi Arias escapes death penalty after Arizona jury deadlocks

PHOENIX Thu Mar 5, 2015 12:52pm EST

(Reuters) - A jury in Arizona failed to reach a verdict on Thursday in the sentencing retrial of Jodi Arias, sparing the former waitress from the death penalty for murdering her ex-boyfriend in 2008.

Arias, 34, was found guilty of the murder in 2013 but jurors at that trial deadlocked on whether to give her the death penalty. A new jury of eight women and four men was seated in October to hear a sentencing retrial but announced on Thursday it could not decide on a punishment.

Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Sherry Stephens said the jury was hung and declared a mistrial. The judge now will sentence Arias to life in prison or to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 25 years.

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Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/05/us-usa-crime-arias-idUSKBN0M11VF20150305

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murielm99 Mar 2015 #1

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Sun Mar 8, 2015, 10:25 PM

1. If she does get out after 25 years,

who will date her? I suppose there are people who are stupid enough. Look at all the women who marry guys still in prison.

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