FILE - In this May 1, 2013 file photo, Jodi Arias sits in the courtroom during her trial at Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix. Potential jurors for the penalty retrial of Arias are being called back to court as attorneys whittle down the group to an impartial panel that will determine whether the former waitress receives the death penalty or life in prison. Arias was convicted of murder last year in the 2008 killing of her ex-boyfriend (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Mark Henle, Pool) (AP)

Potential jurors return to court in Arias retrial


October 6, 2014 12:45PM (UTC)

PHOENIX (AP) — Potential jurors for the penalty retrial of convicted murderer Jodi Arias are being summoned back to court as attorneys whittle down the group to an impartial panel that will determine whether the former waitress receives the death penalty or life in prison.

Roughly 175 prospective jurors remain out of an initial group of 400 who were brought in for questioning last week.

Advertisement:

They are set to return to court Monday morning. The retrial is expected to last into December.

Arias was convicted of murder last year in the 2008 killing of her ex-boyfriend in Arizona, but jurors couldn't agree on a sentence. Prosecutors have one more shot with the new jury to secure the death penalty, otherwise Arias faces life in prison.




Related Topics ------------------------------------------

From The Wires

Fearless journalism
in your inbox every day

Sign up for our free newsletter

• • •