The jury is still out in the murder trail of Jodi Arias. On May 7, the jury entered the second day of discussions, where they will attempt to decide on a guilty or not guilty verdict.
Jodi Arias‘ fate is currently in the jury’s hands. She could go to jail for life or get the death penalty if she is found guilty of murdering her boyfriend Travis Alexander. Jodi is accused of stabbing and shooting her boyfriend, and after one full day of deliberations on May 6, the jury failed to reach a verdict. Read on for all the details.
No Verdict Reached At Jodi Arias Murder Trial
Jodi, 32, is on trial for the murder of her ex boyfriend, who was found dead in his shower in Phoenix, AZ, in 2008. He had been shot, stabbed multiple times and had his throat slashed from ear to ear. Four months after this trial began, there is still no person found guilty of killing him.
Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Sherry Stephens gave the case to the jurors on May 3 before adjourning the court for the weekend. The jury left without a verdict on May 6, and they will resume deliberations today, reports Reuters.
The judge told jurors that they could consider the charges of first and second degree murder or the lesser charge of manslaughter, and they must reach a unanimous verdict.
Closing Arguments At Jodi Arias Trial
During the closing arguments, prosecutor Juan Martinez said that Jodi was a calculated killer, and he asked the jury to return a verdict of first degree murder.
“Nothing indicates that this is anything less than a slaughter.”
Jodi’s defense attorney Kirk Nurmi argued that Jodi was abused by Travis, and they had a relationship of “sex, lies, and dirty little secrets.”
He asked the jury to consider manslaughter as an alternate to murder: if she is “guilty of anything at all,” he said, “it is the crime of manslaughter.”
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— Eleanore Hutch