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Hung Jury In Jodi Arias Case, Penalty Phase Retrial Scheduled For July

The jury in the Jodi Arias trial could not reach a consensus on what Arias’ penalty would be after being found guilty of first-degree murder earlier this month. The judge in the penalty case declared a mistrial, and due to this jury’s inability to reach a consensus, a retrial has been scheduled for July with an entirely new jury.

According to CNN, the jury informed Judge Sherry Stephens Wednesday morning that they could not come to a consensus, but she ordered them to go back and continue deliberations. The jurors could not reach a consensus, and Stephens declared a mistrial.

NBC News tweeted out shortly after the news came out that Judge Stephens is scheduling the penalty phase trial hearing for July with an all-new jury.

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