Jodi Arias Trial Sentencing Live Stream: Watch Defense Propose Mitigating Factors, May 20 [VIDEO]
The Jodi Arias trial returns Monday, May 20 at 1 p.m. EST. Be sure to watch the live stream of the trial in the video below as the jury considers whether Jodi Arias deserves the death penalty or life in prison following the murder of victim and ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander.
Representing the victim's family, Travis Alexander's siblings Steven and Samantha each delivered a victim impact statement before the court. Rendering the court to tears, the victim impact statements described how the death of Travis has torn apart the lives of the Alexander family.
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Following the statement, defense attorney Kirk Nurmi, reminded the jury:
"Make no doubt about it, as the judge said to you moments ago, the verdict you will render is not a recommendation. The judge is not free to disregard it...if you sentence her to death, she will stand at this podium and be sentenced by the judge to death."
Jodi Arias was convicted of first-degree murder earlier this month. Monday's trial will have the defense attorney present mitigating factors on behalf of Jodi Arias in an effort to give her a less severe penalty.
Ultimately, the jurors are expected to deliberate Arias' sentencing this week.
If the jury unanimously decides Jodi Arias should receive the death penalty, then she will be the third person in Arizona history sentenced to death. Arizona has not executed a woman since 1930.
Don't miss the Jodi Arias trial, scheduled to resume Monday, May 20 at approximately 1 p.m. Eastern time.
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