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Judge Bans Live TV Coverage of Arias Retrial

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

PHOENIX (AP) A judge is banning live television coverage of Jodi Arias' penalty phase retrial and has ordered that the case remain in Phoenix despite defense arguments that intense publicity will make it difficult to find impartial jurors.

Arias was convicted of murder in May in the 2008 death of boyfriend Travis Alexander in his suburban Phoenix home. The same jury failed to reach a decision on whether she should get the death penalty, setting the stage for a second penalty phase with new jurors.

Arias' first trial garnered worldwide attention with every minute of the case broadcast live.

Judge Sherry Stephens is hoping to minimize the spectacle this time by banning live television coverage. Stephens also won't sequester the new jury.

No date has yet been set for the retrial.


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