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Jodi Arias Jury Questions And Private Trial Conversations Released By Arizona Court

06/06/2013 04:19 pm ET
AP

Jodi Arias spent 18 days on the stand -- but it could have gone on much longer.

A series of over 400 questions composed by jurors -- including those never asked of Arias in court -- have been released by a Maricopa County Superior Court judge, 12News reports.

Queries not fielded by the convicted murderer include brain-busters such as "What is your understanding of the word 'skank?'" and "Did you ever intentionally hurt a pet or animal?"

Arizona is one of three states that allow jurors to submit questions to a witness. The judge screens those questions and weeds out the ones that are inappropriate.

Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Sherry Stephens also unsealed selections from sidebars and in-chambers conversations with attorneys.

The transcripts document bickering between defense attorney Jennifer Willmott and prosecutor Juan Martinez At one point, Martinez tells Willmott, “[M]aybe you ought to go back to law school,” AZ Central reports.

Discussions that detail "death threats against witnesses and attorneys" remain closed, according to the Detroit Free Press.

The documents also include correspondence between Stephens and the jury during deliberations in the death penalty phase, when the deadlocked panel could not come to a unanimous decision on whether Arias should be sentenced to death, HLN reports.

"We do not feel further deliberations will change the outcome," jurors say in the court papers.

On May 8, Arias was found guilty of first-degree murder in the June 2008 stabbing and shooting death of Travis Alexander. It remains undecided if Arias will receive the death penalty or be sentenced to life in prison.

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