Jurors deadlock on Jodi Arias penalty; retrial set

Convicted killer Jodi Arias speaks during an interview at the Maricopa County Estrella Jail on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, in Phoenix. Arias was convicted recently of killing her former boyfriend Travis Alexander in his suburban Phoenix home back in 2008, made a plea in court on Tuesday for life in prison, instead of execution, saying she can contribute to society if allowed to live. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Convicted killer Jodi Arias speaks during an interview at the Maricopa County Estrella Jail on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, in Phoenix. Arias was convicted recently of killing her former boyfriend Travis Alexander in his suburban Phoenix home back in 2008, made a plea in court on Tuesday for life in prison, instead of execution, saying she can contribute to society if allowed to live. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

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PHOENIX (AP) – A judge in Phoenix has scheduled a retrial in the penalty phase of Jodi Arias’ murder case.

Jurors who convicted Arias of stabbing, slashing and shooting boyfriend Travis Alexander couldn’t agree on whether the 32-year-old woman should be given the death penalty or life in prison.

The judge on Thursday declared a mistrial in the penalty phase.

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