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Profile of Jodi Arias

Cold Blooded Killer or a Victim of Abuse?

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After more than four months of trial, a jury deliberated three days before finding Jodi Arias guilty of killing her lover Travis Alexander in his Arizona home. Deciding what punishment she should face for the brutal murder proved to be more difficult.

Current Developments

Jodi Arias Penalty Trial Delayed
Feb. 12, 2014
The penalty phase retrial for convicted killer Jodi Arias has been delayed again and no new date has been set in Maricopa County Superior Court. Arias was found guilty on May 8, 2013 for the murder of her lover Travis Alexander and the original jury failed to agree on sentencing.

Jodi Arias Gets New Trial Date
Jan. 13, 2014
A new trial date has been set for the penalty phase for Jodi Arias. A judge set March 17 as the date a jury will decide whether or not Arias should be executed or face life in prison for her murder conviction.

Previous Developments

Arias Requests Change of Venue
Aug. 27, 2013
Attorneys for Jodi Arias, convicted of killing her boyfriend in his Phoenix home, have asked for a change of venue for the retrial of the penalty phase of her trial. The original jury that found Arias guilty of Travis Alexander's murder was not able to reach a decision concerning her punishment for the crime.

Judge Denies Arias Motion
Aug. 15, 2013
The death penalty is still on the table for Jodi Arias, convicted of stabbing and shooting her lover to death in his Arizona home. A judge has turned down a motion by Arias to set aside the jury's finding that the murder of Travis Alexander was done in an "especially cruel" manner.

Arias Jury Hung on Penalty
May 23, 2013
A mistrial has been declared in the penalty phase of the Jodi Arias murder trial after the jury was unable to reach a unanimous decision. The same jury found Arias guilty of first-degree murder in the shooting and stabbing death of her boyfriend, Travis Alexander.

Jody Arias Found Guilty
May 8, 2013
After deliberating for almost three full days, an Arizona jury has returned a guilty verdict in a lurid murder trial that attracted national attention via tabloid coverage and cable television. Jodi Arias was found guilty of first-degree murder in the shooting and stabbing death of her lover Travis Alexander on June 4, 2008.

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