LIVE VIDEO: Channel 2 News Daybreak    Watch
 

Families Testify in Pentaly Phase of Arias Trial

1:12 PM, May 20, 2013   |    comments
  • Share
  • Print
  • - A A A +

BRIAN SKOLOFF
Associated Press

PHOENIX (AP) - Jodi Arias returns to court for the continuation of her trial after being convicted of murder in her lover's killing as jurors consider a life sentence or execution.

Last week, jurors heard tearful comments from Travis Alexander's brother and sister as they described how his killing has torn their lives apart.

Monday begins a new phase of the trial as defense attorneys present witnesses to testify on Arias' behalf in hopes of saving her life.

Jurors convicted Arias on May 8 of first-degree murder. The panel later determined the killing was especially cruel, meaning the death penalty would be a consideration for sentencing.

The ongoing penalty proceedings will be the final phase of the trial. Jurors are expected to begin deliberating Arias' ultimate fate early this week.

 

Most Watched Videos