PHOENIX (AP) — Live television coverage of Jodi Arias' penalty phase retrial will be banned and the case will remain in Phoenix despite defense arguments that intense publicity will make it difficult to find impartial jurors, a judge ruled this week.

Arias was convicted of first-degree murder in May in the 2008 stabbing and shooting death of boyfriend Travis Alexander in his suburban Phoenix home. The same jury failed to reach a decision on whether she should get the death penalty, setting the stage for a second penalty phase.

Under Arizona law, while Arias' murder conviction stands, prosecutors have the option of pursuing another penalty phase with a new jury in an effort to get a death sentence. If the second jury fails to reach a verdict, the death penalty would be removed as an option, and the judge would sentence Arias to either spend her entire life behind bars or be eligible for release after 25 years.

Arias' first trial garnered worldwide attention with every minute of the case broadcast live. Judge Sherry Stephens is hoping to minimize the spectacle this time by banning live television coverage.

"The court expects there will be significantly less media coverage of the case during the retrial of the penalty phase," Stephens wrote in a ruling published Friday.

The judge also banned the use of all electronic devices inside the courtroom, meaning reporters won't be able to use Twitter, as occurred during the first trial, to deliver the public real-time updates.

Arias' lawyers wanted the retrial moved out of the Phoenix metropolitan area because of excessive publicity, but Stephens ruled the move wasn't necessary as she plans to summon 400 prospective jurors.

"Jurors with preconceived notions about the appropriate sentence will be excused," Stephens wrote.

She also denied a defense motion to sequester the jury for the duration of what is expected to be a two-month trial.

No retrial date has been set.

Arias, 33, admitted she killed Alexander but claimed it was self-defense after he attacked her. Prosecutors argued it was premeditated murder carried out in a jealous rage after the victim wanted to end their affair and planned a trip to Mexico with another woman.

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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.

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    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.