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    Jodi Arias escapes death penalty after Arizona jury deadlocks

    PHOENIX, March 5 (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.

    Both sides will have an opportunity to make their case to the judge before she makes that decision.
    Jodi Arias escapes death penalty after Arizona jury deadlocks
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    Re: Jodi Arias escapes death penalty after Arizona jury deadlocks

    Either way she'll get out of prison an old woman if she lives to get out at all. Sounds about right.
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    Re: Jodi Arias escapes death penalty after Arizona jury deadlocks

    Jodie Who??

    Life w/o parole is effectively a death sentence. I'm fine with that.
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    Re: Jodi Arias escapes death penalty after Arizona jury deadlocks

    Is this one of those "Nancy Grace"-type murders? Have no idea who this woman is.
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    Re: Jodi Arias escapes death penalty after Arizona jury deadlocks

    Quote Originally Posted by Declan View Post
    Is this one of those "Nancy Grace"-type murders? Have no idea who this woman is.
    No, she's not a Nancy Grace case, although Nancy has followed her. This has been a big story for a few years.
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    Re: Jodi Arias escapes death penalty after Arizona jury deadlocks

    Why did you post this story? Do you agree or disagree with the verdict?


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    Re: Jodi Arias escapes death penalty after Arizona jury deadlocks

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Why did you post this story? Do you agree or disagree with the verdict?
    Why did I post it? Because it was Breaking News on MSN.

    Do I agree with the trial verdict of "Guilty"? Yes. Do I agree with the jury deadlocking on the death penalty and a mistrial being declared and the judge having to now decide between life in prison without parole or life in prison with parole in 25 years? Sure, if that's what the law says happens now.
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    Re: Jodi Arias escapes death penalty after Arizona jury deadlocks

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaius46 View Post
    Jodie Who??

    Life w/o parole is effectively a death sentence. I'm fine with that.
    Even people serving life without parole often get out of prison long before they die.

    No prison wants to pay for the upkeep of geriatric inmates.

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    Re: Jodi Arias escapes death penalty after Arizona jury deadlocks

    Avoiding the death penalty in this case is not a surprise now. This is now the second jury that has been unable to agree, this case happened to end up with a great deal of coverage in the court of public opinion, and someone ended up making a movie about the whole fiasco. Given the nature of the crime I would be impressed if the judge handed down a possibility of parole no matter what Arias' attorney argues, the best we can look at here is life in prison.
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    Re: Jodi Arias escapes death penalty after Arizona jury deadlocks

    Quote Originally Posted by Dayton3 View Post
    Even people serving life without parole often get out of prison long before they die.

    No prison wants to pay for the upkeep of geriatric inmates.
    There's compassionate release, among other things. They tried that with Susan Atkins (one of Charles Manson's girls).
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