Arias appears in court ahead of September retrial - WFSB 3 Connecticut

UPDATE

Arias appears in court ahead of September retrial

Posted: Updated:
PHOENIX (CBS5/AP) -

Jodi Arias, the woman convicted of murdering her ex-boyfriend in 2008, has returned to an Arizona courtroom as attorneys prepare for a second penalty phase.

Arias appeared in court Friday for a hearing that was closed to the media and public.

The second penalty phase was delayed in January when the lead prosecutor in the Arias case, Juan Martinez, revealed he had a conflict with another trial he is prosecuting.

Officer Anthony Holly was killed in the line of duty seven years ago. The trial for accused killer Brian Hulsey began Monday in what is the oldest capital murder case in Maricopa County and Martinez is the prosecutor in that case.

The judge in the Hulsey case said he would not delay Hulsey's trial any longer, so the judge in Arias' trial was forced to push back the retrial that was set for March 17.

The penalty phase retrial is set for September.

Arias, 33, was convicted May 8, 2013, of murdering her ex-boyfriend, Travis Alexander, in his Mesa home, but the jury could not reach an agreement on sentencing her to life in prison or giving her the death penalty.

Under Arizona law, while her murder conviction stands, prosecutors have the option of putting on a second penalty phase with a new jury. If they fail again to reach a unanimous decision, Arias would face life behind bars or be eligible for release after 25 years.

Judge Sherry Stephens has banned live television coverage of the retrial.

Stay with cbs5az.com and CBS 5 News for updates on this developing story. Click here for complete coverage of Arias' trial.

Copyright 2014 CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

  • UPDATEArias appears in court ahead of September retrialMore>>

  • SIDEBAR: Jodi Arias trial

    Monday, April 13 2015 3:28 PM EDT2015-04-13 19:28:00 GMT
    Jodi Ann Arias stands accused of shooting, stabbing and slitting the throat of her former boyfriend, Travis Alexander, in June 2008.More >
    Jodi Ann Arias stands accused of shooting, stabbing and slitting the throat of her former boyfriend, Travis Alexander, in June 2008.More >
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Young girl hospitalized by 105 mph foul at Yankee Stadium

    Young girl hospitalized by 105 mph foul at Yankee Stadium

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 7:30 PM EDT2017-09-20 23:30:11 GMT
    (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun) Baseball fans reacts as a young girl is tended to before she is carried out of the seating area after being hit by a line drive in the fifth inning of a baseball game between the New York Yankees and Minnesota Twins.(AP Photo/Bill Kostroun) Baseball fans reacts as a young girl is tended to before she is carried out of the seating area after being hit by a line drive in the fifth inning of a baseball game between the New York Yankees and Minnesota Twins.

    NEW YORK (AP) — A young girl at Yankee Stadium was injured by a 105 mph foul ball off the bat of Todd Frazier during Wednesday's game against Minnesota, leading some players to call for protective netting to be extended. The Yankees said the girl was taken to a hospital for treatment, and New York manager Joe Girardi said he had been told by team security that she was OK. The game was delayed for about 4 minutes while she was attended to and then carried from the seat...

    More >

    NEW YORK (AP) — A young girl at Yankee Stadium was injured by a 105 mph foul ball off the bat of Todd Frazier during Wednesday's game against Minnesota, leading some players to call for protective netting to be extended. The Yankees said the girl was taken to a hospital for treatment, and New York manager Joe Girardi said he had been told by team security that she was OK. The game was delayed for about 4 minutes while she was attended to and then carried from the seat...

    More >
  • ECSU student dies of natural causes

    ECSU student dies of natural causes

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 3:47 PM EDT2017-09-20 19:47:32 GMT

    Eastern Connecticut State University student was found dead in his dormitory room early on Wednesday morning. 

    More >

    Eastern Connecticut State University student was found dead in his dormitory room early on Wednesday morning. 

    More >
  • Doctors weigh in on flu shot debate

    Doctors weigh in on flu shot debate

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 5:36 PM EDT2017-09-20 21:36:44 GMT
    Doctors are weighing in on whether or not to get a flu shot (WFSB)Doctors are weighing in on whether or not to get a flu shot (WFSB)

    To get a flu shot or not to get a flu shot...that is the question.

    More >

    To get a flu shot or not to get a flu shot...that is the question.

    More >