Arias “Circus” To End in Arizona as Jury Considers Life-or-Death Decision


On the evening after Jodi Arias' fate went to the jury in Arizona, she seemed to hold out hope her life would be spared, reports the Arizona Republic. In an interview with The Arizona Republic, 12 News and NBC's “Today” show, Arias said she doesn't know if the jury will come back with life or death. “Whatever they come back with I will have to deal with it,” she said. “I have no other choice. The verdict may come today, ending what the Republic calls “the circus at Maricopa County Superior Court” that has drawn worldwide media attention. She will likely be transported to the Arizona State Prison Complex-Perryville immediately after the verdict, whether it is for life or for death. Arias, 32, was convicted May 8 of first-degree murder for the brutal 2008 slaying of Travis Alexander. Last week, the jury quickly found that the murder was committed in an especially cruel manner, opening Arias to a possible death sentence.

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