August 26th, 2013
10:50 PM ET

Crime & Punishment: Jodi Arias back in court

Jodi Arias was wearing shackles and prison stripes when she returned to court today for a hearing on her sentencing retrial. A new jury will decide whether she will get the death sentence or life behind bars. Her lawyers filed motions today requesting access to prospective jurors' Twitter accounts. They also want to limit or ban live TV coverage. CNN senior legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin and criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos weigh in.

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  1. Barbara Kennedy

    I would and could hand down the death penalty. this murderer deserves it for the cruel brutal crime she committed. the questions above in the comments does anyone deserve to die for sins? yes if you did what she did. this trial should be on tv,live streamed. we have a right to see it. our first admendment says so. why does the defendant have more rights then the victim..what does that say about our country? she was cold,calculating,cruel,brutal,manipulative,liar who is a spoiled brat. this murderer is NO victim of domestic abuse..she was the abuser,stalker and obsessed with travis alexander. she is still abusing the real victims here by tweeting and selling FAKE art and t-shirts for what???she is NO survivor she is the killer.

    October 4, 2013 at 11:46 am |
  2. Candace Lee

    They should ban coverage of this new Jodi Arias penalty phase trial. Why put the family through a lot of heartache all over again?

    September 7, 2013 at 3:51 pm |
  3. Dr. H. E. Sawyer, Jr.

    Someone very, very wise, once said: " How a country treats it's criminals, is how you judge a country."
    I think most of us know of a case or two or three, where we've said to ourselves, " If I were there, I'd
    pull the switch MYSELF..." Don't tell me you haven't. Does this woman deserve to die for her sins and
    crimes ? Let me pose a question to you readers: DO ANY OF YOU deserve to DIE for your crimes ?
    Answer that question, with total honesty. Silently.

    August 28, 2013 at 3:35 am |
    • Lise G.

      In total honesty, and silently, I can say – without a doubt – that I would never take another human being's life. Having said that, I can also state – clearly and loudly – that yes, Jodi Arias deserves to die for her sins. As does anyone who so callously disposes of another human being.

      September 12, 2013 at 4:54 pm |

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