Jury Convicts Jodi Arias, May Face Death Penalty
Jodi Arias May be Sentenced to Death
A jury will decide today whether to give Jodi Arias the death penalty for murdering her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander. The sentencing begins after the jury deliberated for 15 hours and decided that Jodi Arias was guilty of Travis Alexander's murder.
Many people wondered whether the high profile case would end in a guilty verdict due to case such as Casey Anthony. In addition, Jodi Arias said in an interview before the trial that "no jury is going to convict me." The jury proved otherwise.
After lying several times about the murder of Travis Alexander and then confessing, the defense attorney's picture of Jodi Arias as a battered woman with PTSD did not convince the jury that she was not guilty of the murder.
In order to be eligible for the death penalty, the prosecutors had to prove that the murder of Travis Alexander was "especially cruel." The fact that Jodi Arias kept stabbing him helped them prove this, but Arias' good behavior could help her get life in prison.