The judge in the Jodi Arias murder trial declared a mistrial in the penalty phase Thursday after the jury reported for a second time that it was deadlocked on whether to sentence her to life in prison or death for killing her boyfriend in 2008.
The judge scheduled a retrial for July 18. A new panel likely will be seated to try again to reach a decision on a sentence — unless the prosecutor takes death off the table and agrees to a life sentence.
Under Arizona law, a hung jury in the death penalty phase of a trial requires a new jury to be seated to decide the punishment. If the second jury cannot reach a unanimous decision, the judge would then sentence Arias to spend her entire life in prison or be eligible for release after 25 years. The judge cannot sentence Arias to death.
Do you care about Jodi Arias? I don’t.
I only bring it up because of this comment by Angienc:
Second, with all the women murdered and/or beaten daily by their husbands/boyfriends which get ignored by the MSM I’m getting really pissed off at this obsession by the MSM on this one out-of-the-ordinary case where it’s the woman who killed her boyfriend and the bloodlust displayed to kill her.
They say “dog bites man” isn’t news but “man bites dog” is. I guess “woman bites dog” is news too.
At least the media seems to think so.