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Jurors Deadlock on Jodi Arias Penalty

Associated Press

PHOENIX (AP) — Jurors have deadlocked on a verdict of life or death for Jodi Arias in the 2008 killing of her one-time boyfriend.

The judge declared a mistrial in the penalty phase. Another panel will be seated and the sentencing process will begin anew in July.

The jury found Arias guilty of first-degree murder May 8 and later determined the killing was cruel enough to merit consideration of the death penalty.

Arias earlier pleaded with jurors to spare her life. She said she “lacked perspective” when she told a reporter after her conviction that she preferred execution to spending the rest of her days in prison.

Arias says she killed Travis Alexander in self-defense. Prosecutors contend she did it in a jealous rage.


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  • Misses_ES

    Seriously Mark? So would YOU go easy on her just cuz you think she’s hot (which she isn’t) if it were you she was attacking? Would you not defend yourself the way you would if an ugly woman was attacking you? Im not understanding the logic in that. So should I only prosecute someone who rapes me if they are unattractive? I’m not challenging you, Im just trying to understand where you’re coming from. ;)

  • Misses_ES

    I guess she isn’t ugly, but to be classified as good looking, im not sure. She’s plain. I know a few women who look like her too. She’s like a 4 lol

    • bagpip

      I agree, but I would only give her a -1 out of 10. Looks like a nasty skank to me.

  • Misses_ES

    Lol @ bagpip I agree. I was trying to give Mark the benefit of the doubt, because I know since I’m a female he would think I was “hating” on her. But she has nothing to hate on she’s a plain, -1 like you said. Lmao!

  • bagpip

    Misses, Mark called her a “broad” so you gotta know the rest of what he posts is meaningless anyway. Anyone who uses that expression is obviously so sexist that it renders his opinion irrelevant to me. BTW, look at his pic? Isn’t he that guy on Grimm? LOL If you look like that, I guess any woman looks attractive to you.