UPDATE (Oct. 18): As convicted murderer Jodi Aria's art website continues to generate controversy, a prison official has told ABC News there is little they can do.

She’s able to have access to paper and purchase color pencils, and if she wants to release her property to someone outside, she can,” said Chris Hegstrom, spokesman for the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office.

Arias, who stabbed and shot her boyfriend, was convicted of first-degree murder on May 8. The sentencing phase of the trial -- to determine whether the 33-year-old should be executed -- resulted in a hung jury. A new jury is expected to consider her fate.

The Jodi Arias art website began selling her work long before her conviction.

Original Report (from Jan. 18):

Supporters of Jodi Arias, the woman accused of killing her former lover, are raising money for her by auctioning artwork she supposedly has created since her 2008 incarceration.

Since Jan. 10, seven colored-pencil drawings have sold on the online auction website eBay, raking in $1,019.98 in winning bids.

The 32-year-old aspiring artist and photographer is currently on trial in Mesa, Ariz., accused of shooting Travis Alexander in the face, stabbing him 27 times and slitting his throat in the shower of his Mesa apartment in June 2008. Prosecutors allege she killed Alexander in a fit of jealous rage. The defense contends Alexander was killed in self-defense. The prosecution rested its case Thursday. The defense begins presenting its case in two weeks.

The auction organizer, who goes by the eBay user name "0817soldierofchrist," told The Huffington Post they plan to post additional pieces by Arias.

"We're working on a certificate of authenticity right now. She has drawn all of these while waiting in jail. It is drawn on the cardboard at the back of a pad of paper. I will be listing about five or six more drawings. She is still deciding on which ones she wants me to sell," the seller said.

According to the auction listings, "All profits go towards Jodi's family traveling expenses to the trial, other fees, and of course money for Jodi so she can eat better food than what they serve in jail."

JODI ARIAS ARTWORK: (Article Continues Below)

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  • 'Scorpio'

    According to the eBay listing, this is an original drawing of a "red-Headed beauty," by Jodi Arias. "This is part of the 'Zodiac Series,'" the auction listing read. The auction ended on Jan. 11, 2013. The winning bid was in the amount of $150.00.

  • 'Pisces'

    According to the eBay listing, this is an original drawing of a brown hair, green eyed model, by Jodi Arias. "This is part of the 'Zodiac Series,'" the auction listing read. The auction ended on Jan. 10, 2013. The winning bid was in the amount of $100.00.

  • 'Pisces #2'

    According to the eBay listing, this is an original drawing of a model by Jodi Arias. "It is drawn with colored pencils on cardboard. This drawing will come framed and matted. I am also selling other drawings from this talented artist," the auction listing reads. As of January 18, 2013, the auction has four days remaining. Five bids have been placed on the artwork and the current winning bid is in the amount of $232.50.

  • 'Capricorn'

    According to the eBay listing, this is an original drawing of a green-eyed, red-head model by Jodi Arias. "This drawing is ... part of the 'Zodiac Series,'" the auction listing read. The auction ended on Jan. 11, 2013. The winning bid was in the amount of $150.00.

  • 'Aquarius'

    According to the eBay listing, this is an original drawing of a blonde haired, blue eyed woman by Jodi Arias. This listing was ended by the seller on Jan. 6, 2013, because the item is "no longer available." The starting bid for the item was listed as $100.00.

  • 'Cancer'

    According to the eBay listing, this is an original drawing of a blonde, yellow-eyed model, by Jodi Arias. "This drawing is an original drawing and part of the 'Zodiac Series' by Jodi Arias," the auction listing read. The auction ended on Jan. 10, 2013. The winning bid was in the amount of $100.00.

  • 'Grace Kelly'

    According to the eBay listing, this "Grace Kelly" colored pencil drawing by Jodi Arias is one of three 1950s collection drawings by Arias. The other two, which have yet to be listed, are of Frank Sinatra and Lucille Ball. "Jodi thanks everyone that has helped during these tough times. Please continue to pray for her family and for Travis' family," the auction listing reads. As of January 18, 2013, the auction has four days remaining. Two bids have been placed on the artwork and the current winning bid is in the amount of $249.99.

  • 'New'

    According to the eBay listing, this is an original drawing of hands and baby feet by Jodi Arias. The auction ended on Jan. 12, 2013. The winning bid was in the amount of $199.99.

  • 'Unity'

    According to the eBay listing, this is an original drawing of two ethnicity's holding hands by Jodi Arias. "All profits go towards Jodi's family traveling expenses to the trial, other fees, and of course money for Jodi so she can eat better food than what they serve in jail," the auction listing reads. The auction ended on Jan. 14, 2013. The winning bid was in the amount of $199.99.

  • 'Picasso Calla Lilies Bouquet'

    According to the eBay listing, this is an original drawing by Jodi Arias. The auction ended on Jan. 10, 2013. The winning bid was in the amount of $120.00.This drawing is an original drawing by Jodi Arias.

There are currently two active listings on eBay from "0817soldierofchrist," for Arias artwork. One is a drawing of actress Grace Kelly, which has four days remaining and a current winning bid of $249.99. The other is an original drawing of an unidentified model which also ends in four days and has a current winning bid of $232.50.

Andy Kahan, a victim advocate for the city of Houston, said he is aware of the eBay listings and has been monitoring them.

Kahan, 53, has spent more than 20 years working against the sale of "murderabilia," a term he coined for any items that have market value because of their connection to a convicted murderer. Kahan is considered the number one watchdog of the sale of such items, which he said glorify violent crimes and cause undue pain for victims' families.

The Arias case is somewhat different from typical murderabilia sales, in that she has yet to be convicted. As a result, it is impossible to legally prevent her from profiting.

"Hence, she or any entrepreneur can sell any artwork or product that she produces," Kahan told HuffPost. "Unless she is convicted, she is free to do as pleased."

According to Kahan, even if Arias is convicted, some of her artwork may still be made available by people on her behalf.

"The problem is there is artwork out there that she produced before any of her legal entanglements, so I would be shocked if anything could be done to prevent that. It would likely only be the new items that they would be able to prevent the sale of," Kahan said.

An eBay official has not responded to a request for comment from HuffPost.

According to the eBay auction history, "0817soldierofchrist" sold at least two of Arias' drawings in May 2011. One drawing, titled "South Coast," sold for $30. The other, titled "Deja," sold for $29.99.

Compared to those sales, her artwork's value has skyrocketed since the start of her trial.

"My best guess from watchdogging this industry from over a decade is [the buyers] are banking on her being convicted and hence not able to produce anymore artwork for sale in future. They see it as an investment," Kahan said.

If convicted, that same artwork will likely continue to go up in value by collectors of murderabilia. "She will get the recognition that she never had before and, unfortunately, the items will go up in value," Kahan said.

Arias' trial is expected to last until mid-April. If convicted, she could face the death penalty.

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  • Jodi Arias Drivers License

    The drivers license Jodi Arias presented when she rented a car prior to Travis Alexander's murder.

  • WARNING

    Some photos in this slideshow are graphic and may be disturbing to some viewers.

  • Camera Photo's

    A photo of Jodi Arias taken from the camera card found in the washing machine at Travis Alexander's home. Prosecutors allege this photo was taken on the same day of Alexander's murder.

  • Camera Photo's

    A photo of Travis Alexander taken from the camera card found in the washing machine at his home. Prosecutors allege this photo was taken on the same day of Alexander's murder.

  • Camera Photo's

    A photo of Jodi Arias taken from the camera card found in the washing machine at Travis Alexander's home. Prosecutors allege this photo was taken on the same day of Alexander's murder.

  • Camera Photo's

    A photo of Travis Alexander taken from the camera card found in the washing machine at his. Prosecutors allege this photo was taken on the same day of Alexander's murder.

  • Camera Photo's

    A photo of Travis Alexander taken from the camera card found in the washing machine at his. Prosecutors allege this photo was taken minutes before he was murdered.

  • Camera Photo's

    A photo of Travis Alexander taken from the camera card found in the washing machine at his. Prosecutors allege this photo was taken minutes before he was murdered.

  • Camera Photo's

    A photo of Travis Alexander taken from the camera card found in the washing machine at his. Prosecutors allege this photo was taken minutes before he was murdered.

  • Camera Photo's

    A photo of Travis Alexander taken from the camera card found in the washing machine at his. Prosecutors allege this photo was taken minutes before he was murdered.

  • Camera Photo's

    A photo of Travis Alexander taken from the camera card found in the washing machine at his. Prosecutors allege this photo was taken minutes before he was murdered.

  • Camera Photo's

    A photo of Travis Alexander taken from the camera card found in the washing machine at his. Prosecutors allege this photo was taken minutes before he was murdered.

  • Camera Photo's

    A photo of Travis Alexander taken from the camera card found in the washing machine at his. Prosecutors allege this photo was taken minutes before he was murdered.

  • Camera Photo's

    A photo of Travis Alexander taken from the camera card found in the washing machine at his. Prosecutors allege this photo was taken minutes before he was murdered.

  • Camera Photo's

    A photo of Travis Alexander taken from the camera card found in the washing machine at his. Prosecutors allege this photo was taken minutes before he was murdered.

  • Camera Photo's

    A photo of Travis Alexander taken from the camera card found in the washing machine at his. Prosecutors allege this photo was taken minutes before he was murdered.

  • Evidence

    The last photo ever taken of Travis Alexander, directly before his murder. The photo was recovered from the camera card.

  • Camera Photo's

    A photo of Travis Alexander taken from the camera card found in the washing machine at his. Prosecutors allege this photo was taken minutes before he was murdered.

  • Travis Alexander Crime Scene

    A photo of Travis Alexander's body in the shower of his apartment.

  • Travis Alexander Crime Scene

    A photo of Travis Alexander's body in the shower of his apartment.

  • Travis Alexander Crime Scene

    A photo of Travis Alexander's body in the shower of his apartment.

  • Autopsy Photo

    The prosecution contends this photo, shown in court on Jan. 8, 2013, shows Travis Alexander had multiple self-defense wounds to his palms and fingers that indicate he had fought for his life during the knife attack.

  • Autopsy Photo

    The prosecution contends this photo, shown in court on Jan. 8, 2013, shows Travis Alexander had multiple self-defense wounds to his palms and fingers that indicate he had fought for his life during the knife attack.

  • Autopsy Photo

    The prosecution contends this photo, shown in court on Jan. 8, 2013, shows Travis Alexander had multiple self-defense wounds to his palms and fingers that indicate he had fought for his life during the knife attack.

  • Autopsy Photo

    The prosecution contends this photo, shown in court on Jan. 8, 2013, shows Travis Alexander had multiple self-defense wounds to his palms and fingers that indicate he had fought for his life during the knife attack.

  • Autopsy Photo

    The prosecution contends this photo, shown in court on Jan. 8, 2013, shows Travis Alexander had multiple self-defense wounds to his palms and fingers that indicate he had fought for his life during the knife attack.

  • Autopsy Photo

    The prosecution contends this photo, shown in court on Jan. 8, 2013, shows Travis Alexander had multiple self-defense wounds to his palms and fingers that indicate he had fought for his life during the knife attack.

  • Autopsy Photo

    The prosecution contends this photo, shown in court on Jan. 8, 2013, shows Travis Alexander had multiple self-defense wounds to his palms and fingers that indicate he had fought for his life during the knife attack.

  • Autopsy Photo

    The prosecution contends this photo, shown in court on Jan. 8, 2013, shows Travis Alexander had multiple self-defense wounds to his palms and fingers that indicate he had fought for his life during the knife attack.

  • Autopsy Photo

    The prosecution contends this photo, shown in court on Jan. 8, 2013, shows Travis Alexander had multiple self-defense wounds to his palms and fingers that indicate he had fought for his life during the knife attack.

  • Autopsy Photo

    Autopsy photo of Travis Alexander's legs.

  • Autopsy Photo

    Autopsy photo of Travis Alexander's foot.

  • Travis Alexander Crime Scene

    A photo of Travis Alexander's body in the shower of his apartment.

  • Autopsy

    X-ray image of Travis Alexander's skull that was shown in court.

  • Autopsy

    X-ray image of Travis Alexander's skull that was shown in court.

  • Autopsy

    X-ray image of Travis Alexander's back that was shown in court.

  • Jodi Arias

    According to Jodi Arias' defense attorney, Travis Alexander had this shirt made for her to show his ownership of her.

  • Jodi Arias And Travis Alexander

    A photo presented in court by the defense that shows Jodi Arias and Travis Alexander when they first met in September 2006.

  • Ryan Burns And Jodi Arias Messages

    Excerpts of messages shown in court that were exchanged, according to prosecutors, by Jodi Arias and her former love interest, Ryan Burns.

  • Ryan Burns And Jodi Arias Messages

    Excerpts of messages shown in court that were exchanged, according to prosecutors, by Jodi Arias and her former love interest, Ryan Burns.

  • Ryan Burns And Jodi Arias Messages

    Excerpts of messages shown in court that were exchanged, according to prosecutors, by Jodi Arias and her former love interest, Ryan Burns.

  • Ryan Burns And Jodi Arias Messages

    Excerpts of messages shown in court that were exchanged, according to prosecutors, by Jodi Arias and her former love interest, Ryan Burns.

  • Ryan Burns And Jodi Arias Messages

    Excerpts of messages shown in court that were exchanged, according to prosecutors, by Jodi Arias and her former love interest, Ryan Burns.

  • Ryan Burns And Jodi Arias Messages

    Excerpts of messages shown in court that were exchanged, according to prosecutors, by Jodi Arias and her former love interest, Ryan Burns.

  • Jodi Arias And Travis Alexander

    Another photo shown in court, of Travis Alexander baptizing Jodi Arias as a Mormon.

  • Travis Alexander Crime Scene

    Bathroom sink.

  • Travis Alexander Crime Scene

    Bathroom sink.

  • Sketch

    The medical examiner's remarks on Travis Alexander's injuries.

  • Sketch

    The medical examiner's remarks on Travis Alexander's injuries.

  • Sketch

    The medical examiner's remarks on Travis Alexander's injuries.

  • Sketch

    The medical examiner's remarks on Travis Alexander's injuries.