Jodi Arias Suggests Another Deal To Avoid Death

Jodi Arias has suggested a new deal to avoid the death penalty. The suggestion was posted to her Twitter account, presumably by friends who have kept her account active while she remains behind bars.

Earlier this year, Arias was convicted of the 2007 murder of her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander. The trial gained international popularity as the sordid details continued to emerge. Jurors and the public were inundated with tales of kinky sex and betrayal that ended in a brutal stabbing. Arias’ bizarre behavior following the murder and throughout the trial only fueled the circus-like atmosphere.

As she was convicted of premeditated murder, Arias faces the death penalty. As reported by ABC News, the jury that convicted Arias was split on whether she should be sentenced to death.

Jodi Arias’ attorneys petitioned to have the death penalty removed as a possibility. The petition was denied. As the death penalty must remain an option, a jury must vote unanimously to impose the sentence.

The current jury could not reach a conclusion, leaving prosecutors with the decision whether to seat an alternate jury for the sentencing phase.

As reported by ABC News, Arias attorneys must also decide whether to file an appeal on the initial conviction. An appeal is usually a certainty where the death penalty is  possible. However, messages posted on Arias’ Twitter account suggest that Arias is willing to forgo the appeal to avoid the death penalty.

An appeal would be lengthy and costly for the state. As prosecutors proceed with selecting an alternate jury for the sentencing phase, the state continues to invest immense amounts of time and money in the Arias case.

I’m not currently accepting donations 4 appeals. Just don’t know yet if I will plea or appeal.

— Jodi Arias (@Jodiannarias) June 22, 2013