Convicted murderer Jodi Arias was sentenced on April 13, almost six weeks after a mistrial was declared. Trial followers watched live stream coverage of the sentencing that took place at Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix, Arizona on Monday morning.
UPDATE: Judge Stephens issued her sentence shortly after 1:30 p.m. ET on Monday, after several members of Travis Alexander’s family spoke before the court, including Travis’ sister, Hillary Wilcox. Jodi Arias’ mother also spoke before the judge, stating that she was the only family member in court due to family hardships.
Arias, dressed in her prison jumpsuit spoke briefly before the judge before she was sentenced, stating that she is “very sorry” for the pain that she caused the pain she caused Travis’ family, and that she is “truly repulsed” by her own actions.
At approximately 1:30 p.m. ET the judge ordered a natural life sentence for Jodi Arias. She will not be eligible for parole.
— Andrew Hasbun (@andrewfox10) April 13, 2015
AZ Central reports that Judge Sherry Stephens will decide on Monday whether Arias will be sentenced to life in prison or by eligible for possible release after serving 25 years. She will serve her sentence at Perryville prison inside the Arizona State Prison Complex.
Sentencing will begin at 8:30 a.m. MST/11:30 a.m. EST. According to CBS 5, Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Sherry Stephens may exclude some live footage of witnesses who may refuse to appear on camera. Whether or not Arias will speak on Monday is unknown.
There are several options for watching the Jodi Arias sentencing live online on Monday morning.
— HLN (@HLNTV) April 10, 2015
Jodi Arias was arrested in 2008 for murder of Travis Alexander. She was accused, and later convicted of shooting her ex-lover in the head, stabbing him nearly 30 times, and slitting his throat in his Mesa, Arizona home.
On March 5, one juror refused to vote for the death penalty with 11 other jurors. This was the second time that a jury was unable to agree on the death sentence for Arias. When the judge declared a mistrial on March 5, many trial watchers on Twitter were outraged that she had escaped the death penalty for the second time.
Currently freaking out right now! Second jury hung on Jodi Arias trial = no more possibility of death penalty! Will it be life or parole?? — KJ* (@KelliJoCompton) March 7, 2015
@millerr938I I disagree with you. I Support the Death Penalty & Jodi Arias due to Brutality of Murder should have Died. NO JUSTICE! — Marty Rudolf (@Marty2634) March 5, 2015
Watch the Jodi Arias sentencing live on Monday morning on one of the live feeds listed above. Do you think Judge Stephens will sentence Arias to life in prison with no chance of parole?