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.
Marilou Allen-Coogan tells Anderson Cooper about her experience as a juror in the infamous Jodi Arias trial. The jury could not agree on Arias' punishment for murdering her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander, resulting in a mistrial in the penalty phase of the trial last week. A source with knowledge of the deliberations said there was an 8-4 split in favor of sentencing Arias to death. Allen-Coogan is one of the jurors who voted for the death penalty; she explains why in her interview on AC360.
An Arizona jury Wednesday found Jodi Arias guilty of first-degree murder for killing Travis Alexander in June 2008. Jose Baez and Jeffrey Toobin predict what will happen next in the Jodi Arias trial; she could face the death penalty.
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Jodi Arias spoke with Phoenix television station KSAZ minutes after the jurors announced their guilty verdict. She says the outcome was unexpected. Arias still claims that she killed her ex-boyfriend, Travis Alexander, in self-defense.
When asked about the possibility of being executed, Arias told the reporter she prefers that end rather than living out her days behind bars.
"The worst outcome for me would be natural life. I would much rather die sooner than later ... I said years ago that I'd rather get death than life, and that still is true today. I believe death is the ultimate freedom, so I'd rather just have my freedom as soon as I can get it," she said.
Programming note: Anderson Cooper discusses the next phase of the Jodi Arias trial with Jose Baez, Mark Geragos, Jeffrey Toobin and Marcia Clark at 8 and 10 p.m. ET tonight.
An Arizona jury Wednesday found Jodi Arias guilty of first-degree murder for killing Travis Alexander in June 2008. The conviction means Arias could face the death penalty. In the next phase of the case, prosecutors will have a chance to present additional evidence and jurors will decide whether Alexander's death was caused in a cruel manner.
CNN's Randi Kaye reports on the argument made by an expert witness for the defense in the Jodi Arias trial who says the trauma of killing Travis Alexander caused memory loss. Psychologist Richard Samuels told the court that Arias suffers from dissociative amnesia, which supports her claims that she can't recall stabbing her ex-boyfriend almost 30 times after she shot him.
Jeffrey Toobin, Mark Geragos and David Swanson share their reactions to expert testimony given by a psychologist in the Jodi Arias trial who testified that Arias suffered dissociative amnesia.
Dr. Richard Samuels told the jurors that because of the trauma of killing Travis Alexander, Arias lost her memory. The theory supports her claims that she remembers shooting her ex-boyfriend in self-defense, but forgets stabbing him nearly 30 times.
The prosecutor tried to discredit Samuels by bringing up an ethics violation, saying the doctor treated Arias by buying her a self-help book, and by showing he used outdated information to conclude Arias had PTSD.
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