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Jodi Arias

Death Penalty

Hangs in the Balance

5/16/2013 11:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Jodi Arias -- the woman found guilty of brutally murdering her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander back in 2008 -- is back in court today in Arizona ... where a jury will decide whether to impose the death penalty.

Arias was convicted last week, and yesterday ... the jury decided she was eligible for the death penalty because of the extremely cruel nature of the murder.

Now, the same jury will decide if she'll actually get the death penalty ... or life in prison.

So far in court today, Travis' little brother and sister have given emotional statements in favor of giving Jodi the death sentence. Jodi was visibly upset the entire time.

Travis' little brother Steven told the jury, "I don't want these nightmares anymore. I don't want to have to see my brother's murderer anymore."

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Travis' sister Samantha added, "Travis was our strength, our constant beacon of hope."

Officials say Alexander sustained nearly 30 stab wounds and a gunshot wound on June 4, 2008.  Arias had argued she killed Alexander in self-defense.  0515-jodi-aries-tmz

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shannon    

I hope she stays miserable in prison for life.

461 days ago
2.

Canadasux    

Didn't she also decapitate the guy? = Death Penalty!

461 days ago
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Fred Farkel    

She asked for the death penalty so the jury would do the opposite and let her live.


So give her the death penalty AND MAKE SURE THAT ALL OF YOU SCREWED UP JODE ARIAS AND CASEY ANTHONY WANNABEES see what's up.

461 days ago
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Shoozie    

At least she is in AZ instead of Calif. or NY. Joe the Sheriff doesn't play games.

461 days ago
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Laura    

I realize this is beside the point, but what in hell is her attorney always writing? She's always, always writing. It sure hasn't helped their case.

461 days ago
6.

jl    

Skank, Whore and Three Hole Wonder

461 days ago
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DTD    

No! No death penalty let her rot in jail for the next 60 years.

461 days ago
8.

OooooNooo!    

Death penalty should be public -- starting with her.

461 days ago
9.

KEN    

NICE SHIRT FAT BARNEY

461 days ago
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Elsa    

Id be ok with death by meat injection if ya know what i mean. its what she deserves.

461 days ago
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Nancy    

She looks so matronly. I hope she gets a beating so bad in jail, it disfigures her and makes her uglier than what she is now and has to live with and look at it for the rest of her life. That's punishment enough for a narcissist such as her. I know it's cruel but she has no remorse and cares only about herself.

461 days ago
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drod2070    

b!tches be crazy! This woman is one of the most manipulative, calculating and downright SCARIEST women that I have EVER seen. I am hoping for some good old fashioned jailhouse justice for her...

461 days ago
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Shoozie    

Hmmm, she is young, has a family (who made her childhood "turmultuous' and OMG she has artistic ability, therefore, she should NOT get the death penalty. HA! Hang her high!!

461 days ago
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melanielanderson@live.com    

execute her already like the way she killed that
guy but make her suffer alot.

461 days ago
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Lisa    

Oh please, even if they give her the death penalty, they will reduce to a life sentence in a matter of years. I watched a lot of crime stories to know that America does not have the balls to execute women. I think only 1% or even less (my guess) of women who have received the death penalty actually were put to death.

461 days ago
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