Jodi Arias

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Jodi Arias Punished for Insulting Prison Guard

She was upset about being denied a haircut

(Newser) - Jodi Arias is less than a year into a sentence of life without parole for the 2008 murder of boyfriend Travis Alexander, and she apparently isn't adjusting that well to life in maximum security: The Arizona Republic reports that she has lost contact visitation rights for at least 180... More »

Lawyer: Behind the Mask, Arias Is Smiley, Smart

Jennifer Willmott describes Arias' hopes for the future

(Newser) - The jurors who sent Jodi Arias to prison for life didn't get to see the true Jodi, her lawyer now says. "The hard part about that is if you were to see the Jodi that we see, she's very chit-chatty and smiley and she's very funny... More »

Police Protecting Holdout Juror in Jodi Arias Case

Name surfaces on social media after hung jury

(Newser) - The woman responsible for keeping Jodi Arias alive is officially known as juror No. 17, but authorities say that her identity has been revealed online. As a result, police are protecting her for the time being, reports the AP . Her 11 fellow jurors all voted in favor of the death... More »

Man Busted in Gruesome Threats Against Nancy Grace

David Lee Simpson appeared ready to act

(Newser) - A New York state man tweeted a series of threats to a pair of newscasters—and when he was arrested, he may have been on his way to make good on them, police say. David Lee Simpson was obsessed with convicted Arizona murderer Jodi Arias, and he apparently wasn't... More »

Jodi Arias Stuck in Limbo: Jury Split on Sentence

Now a new jury must be selected

(Newser) - First Jodi Arias said she wanted the death penalty; then, she made a long case against it . Now, it seems, the jury can't make up its mind either: It split 8-4 in favor of the death penalty. That left the judge to declare a mistrial, with another effort set... More »

Now Jodi Arias Doesn't Want to Die

Begs for life behind bars, says she'll promote literacy

(Newser) - Pretty much immediately after being convicted of murder , Jodi Arias told a reporter she wanted the death penalty: "The worst outcome for me would be natural life," she said. In the last 12 days she has changed her mind. Arias today made an impassioned, 18-minute plea for her... More »

Jodi Arias: Give Me Death Penalty

'Death is the ultimate freedom'

(Newser) - Now that she's been convicted of murder , Jodi Arias would prefer the death penalty to life in prison, she told Fox 10 Phoenix immediately after the verdict was given. "The worst outcome for me would be natural life ... Longevity runs in my family, and I don't want... More »

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