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Jodi Arias Could Get Second Jury if Jurors Deadlock on Death Penalty

The jury in the Jodi Arias murder trial began its third day of deliberations today on whether to sentence  Arias to death, raising the possibility that prosecutors may retry the penalty phase of the case if the jury is deadlocked.

Under state law in a capital case if the jury can’t reach a unanimous decision, the Maricopa County, Ariz., district attorney’s office will have to weigh whether to spend time and resources to find a new jury, schedule new court dates, and represent its evidence to try and reach a death sentence, which could take months, according to Jerry Cobb, spokesperson for the prosecutor’s office.

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