The jury deciding convicted murderer Jodi Arias' fate said Thursday it couldn't reach a decision on her punishment.

The "non-unanimous agreement" verdict was reached in a Phoenix courtroom by the same jury of eight men and four women that convicted Arias earlier this month of first-degree murder. The jury deliberated for more than 13 hours after a three-day penalty phase.

Under Arizona law, a new jury will be selected -- reportedly on July 18 -- to decide whether Arias should be put to death or serve life in prison. If the second panel can't reach a unanimous verdict, the judge will have to decide whether to put her in prison for life or make her eligible for parole in 25 years.

The judge couldn't sentence Arias to death.

After the hung jury was announced, some jurors were crying. One appeared to mouth, "I'm sorry," to Travis Alexander's family in the courtroom gallery.

Arias, 32, was convicted of stabbing Alexander, her ex-boyfriend, nearly 30 times, shooting him in the head and cutting his throat inside his Mesa, Ariz., home in 2008. The verdict, reached after more than 15 hours of deliberations, was a clear rejection of defense psychologist Richard Samuels' contention that Arias suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder and acute stress disorder.

On Tuesday, defense attorney Jennifer Willmott asked the jury to show mercy. "The simple question that's before you is, do you kill her? That's the question … It is an awful, awful thing that she did, but your conviction of first-degree murder is how [Alexander's family] will get peace … We are asking you to find mercy.”

Prosecutor Juan Martinez balked at the defense team’s statement that Arias still has a lot to offer society and that she was only 27 at the time of her ex-boyfriend’s murder.

“Arias' age is not a mitigating factor. She had lived a very full life … Mr. Alexander was only 30 and will forever be 30 … the only thing you can do is return a verdict of death," Martinez said.

Arias, now 32, pleaded with the jury on Tuesday to spare her life.

"I never meant to cause … so much pain," said Arias, who dressed in black for her testimony. "I'm not going to have children of my own. I'm not going to be a mother, because of my own terrible choices. I have no one to blame but myself,” Arias said.

Arias said she “lacked perspective” when she told the media on May 8 that she preferred the death penalty.

"I've made many statements I would prefer the death penalty over life in prison ... To me, life in prison was the most unappealing outcome ... But as I stand here now, I can't in good conscience ask you to give me death," Arias said.

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    During his victim impact statement, Travis Alexander's brother read from an an entry Travis wrote in his <a href="http://travisalexander.blogspot.com" target="_blank">online blog</a> prior to his murder. That blog post is included in this slideshow. <em>Spelling and grammar errors have not been corrected.</em>

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    <strong>Wednesday, April 16, 2008</strong> <blockquote>One of the most impactful things I have learned was from the Author Napoleon Hill. He has taught a great deal about thoughts being things and the more intensly we focus on the achievement of something the more "the law of attraction" works in our favor. To enhance this principal he recommended "Auto Suggestion" or vocally exclaiming what we want to do, be and have.</blockquote>

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    <blockquote>Every year most of us make New Years resolutons and if you are anything like me, its easy to fall back into the habits of yesteryear and lose focus on our goals and back to the drawing board we go. For the past 3 years, I have done something different that has made all the difference in me becoming the person by the end of the year that desired to be at the beginning of the year. I take the month of December and do a huge self evaluation of me for the good, the bad and even the ugly, and based on all that, I get busy being ambitious and create the accomplished individual I want to be on paper. I will read it and adjust the wording several times until I can feel the power of the words internally. Then come January 1st atleast once a day, usually to music (enya) I read it loud and animated. After a few months with no effort it is memorized and becomes part of my regular daily thoughts and in consequence the person I am becoming is always at the forthought of my mind. My daily actions are based upon the words I speak daily and my life becomes what I want it to be.</blockquote>

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    <blockquote>No doubt anyone that knows me, knows I am very much a work in progress with alot of work to progress on, but progress I will. I hope this inspires you to do something similar to make you a better you, to help you be the best you. After all it's our choice. I will leave 2008's affirmation to give you an idea of what it is I do. Depending on how well you know me will depend on how much sense it makes. I hope you enjoy it, but if you don't thats cool too...</blockquote>

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    <strong> 2008 Affirmation</strong> <blockquote>This Year will be the Best year of my life. This is the year that will eclipse all others. I will earn more, learn more, travel more, serve more, love more, give more and be more than all the other years of my life combined. True other years now past have been at times magnificent but none like this. This is a year of metamorphosis, of growth and accomplishment that at previous was unimaginable. A year where the impossible become common place, and the unachievable become effortlessly achieved. Where I raise myself to heights only visited by the great men and women of this world and by so doing this year will be the best year of my life.</blockquote>

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    <blockquote>And how will I do this? By strict obedience to the commandments of God. By seeking out the words of the Lord through searching the scriptures and through the voice of his chosen servants. By communing with the Lord through daily prayer and by emulating him in my thoughts my words and my deeds. Through compassionate service, random acts of kindness, unconditional love, and an acknowledgment of the true source of all blessings with gratitude in my heart. And when I fail, I will learn from my mistakes, strengthen my resolve and be better than I was before. I will take this same discipline of the Spiritual and apply it to the Physical by arising early to start each day with exercise that strengthens the body and refreshes the mind. I will only eat nurturing foods that provide me energy sufficient to accomplish the days task with enthusiasm and confidence. What will I do to improve my finances? I will work harder, yes, but more importantly I will work smarter and learn to leverage myself and get more out of one day then I previously got out of a month. I will succeed through integrity and through the selfless service of others. Through the powerful forces that structure the mind I will tap into the source of infinite intelligence and be more efficient in all my endeavors and be an exponentially greater asset to this world. The money I earn I will not waste frivolously but instead invest wisely so that my wealth will begat more wealth and I will be more empowered by wealth to better my life and the lives of others. However the best way for me to better the lives of others will not be in the giving of my wealth but in the giving of my heart. I will love and then love more, I will serve and then serve more, I will forgive and then forgive more. I will follow the Golden rule that I may follow my Savior and be transparent yet not exposed. I will not let these thoughts fade but instead remind myself of them daily and spend time visualizing myself in the accomplishment of them until the day that my thoughts become reality. Then I will not stop but press forward to new goals and new heights in my quest to change this world.</blockquote>

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    <blockquote>And how will all of this benefit me in this the best year of my life? I will be worthy of all the great blessings the Lord has to offer. I will have a 32 inch waste and be at my Pinnacle health. I will have earned the six figure ring, succeeded at real estate, and have multiple streams of income from my other entrepreneurial endeavors. I will be a published Author and effortlessly doing what I was meant to do to better my life and the lives of others. I will associate with more successfully minded people to be a teacher as well as a student. I will travel this great country and this great planet gaining rich experiences found by very few. I will find an eternal companion that enhances me exponentially and countless other goals that at one point I dare not even dream. </blockquote>

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    <blockquote>Through all this will 2008 be the best year of my life, which will lay the foreground for 2009 to dwarf the accomplishments of 2008. </blockquote>

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    <blockquote>This year will be the best year of my life and I will succeed! </blockquote> <strong><center>Travis Victor Alexander July 28, 1977 ~ June 4, 2008 </center></strong>



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Per AP: Under Arizona law, if a jury in the death penalty phase of a trial cannot reach a unanimous decision, a new jury must be seated to decide the punishment. If the second panel deadlocks, the judge will then sentence Arias to spend her entire life in prison or be eligible for release after 25 years. The judge cannot sentence Arias to death.

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There will be a retrial for the penalty phase.

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The jury was unable to reach a verdict.

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Court is in session.

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Jodi is talking with her attorneys.

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The reporters at the courthouse are being allowed inside the courtroom.

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Arias and her attorneys are in the courtroom.

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Per CNN: Three uniformed deputies have been added to the three that are generally in the courtroom.

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Lead detective Esteban Flores has arrived at the courthouse.

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More sheriff's deputies have arrived.

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According to the courthouse public information officer the public will allowed in the courtroom shortly.

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Mitigation specialist Maria Delarosa has arrived.

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Martinez is at the courthouse.

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It looks like the jury has another question.

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Travis Alexander's family is at the courthouse.

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The court reporter has been summoned to the courtroom. Not sure why yet.

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The jury has deliberated a total of about 12 hours. Still no verdict.

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The jury has deliberated a total of about 10 hours. Still no verdict.

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According to a spokesperson for the courthouse all questions from the jury are automatically sealed, so we should not expect to learn what they have asked at this time.

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