The Travis Alexander family reacts after hearing the verdict the jurors were deadlocked. (Source: CBS 5 News)
Jurors deadlocked on a verdict of life or death for Jodi Arias in the 2008 killing of her onetime boyfriend were visibly upset when their verdict was read in court, CBS 5 News reporter Elizabeth Erwin said.
"Some jurors were crying and mouthing, 'I'm sorry,'" Erwin said.
The jury deliberated for roughly 13 hours.
The judge declared a mistrial in the penalty phase. Another panel will be seated and the sentencing process will begin anew in mid-July.
Jurors and the Travis Alexander family have declined all media interviews.
The jury found Arias guilty of first-degree murder May 8 and later determined the killing was cruel enough to merit consideration of the death penalty.
Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery released the following statement following the jury deadlock:
"We appreciate the jury's work in the guilt and aggravation phases of the trial and now we will assess, based upon available information, what the next steps will be. As of this point in time, the Court has set a Status Conference for June 20 and we will proceed with the intent to retry the penalty phase. Because, for purposes of a jury determination on punishment, this is still a pending matter, there will be no further comment."
The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office said in the wake of the verdict that Arias won't be talking to the media anytime soon:
"Because the jury in the Jodi Arias murder trial was hung, Arias will remain as a closed custody inmate in the Maricopa County Sheriff's Estrella Jail. Arias has been in Sheriff Arpaio's care and custody for five years and will stay with MCSO until the judicial system renders a final conclusion as to her fate.
"As a closed custody inmate, Arias remains in her 7x11 cell for 23 hours a day and Arpaio will no longer permit Arias to give media interviews."
Stay with cbs5az.com and CBS 5 News for updates on this developing story.
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