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Arias Reportedly Claims She's Received Threatening Mail, Death Threats

Associated Press | Posted 12.17.2014 | Crime

PHOENIX (AP) — An appeals court on Tuesday revealed some of the reasons Jodi Arias refused to testify in an open courtroom during the penalty phase ...

Arias Trial Testimony Resumes After Weeklong Break

Associated Press | Posted 12.16.2014 | Crime

PHOENIX (AP) — Testimony has resumed in the sentencing retrial of convicted murderer Jodi Arias after a weeklong break. The defense put a domesti...

$1 Million Bail For Accused Ax Killer

AP | Posted 12.12.2014 | Crime

PHOENIX (AP) — Bond has been set at $1 million for an alleged gang member who police say killed a man with an ax in Phoenix, nearly decapitating him...

Taxpayer Costs For Arias' Defense Top $2.7 Million

Associated Press | Posted 12.05.2014 | Crime

PHOENIX (AP) — The cost to Arizona taxpayers for Jodi Arias' defense now tops $2.7 million, and the figure will keep rising as her penalty phase ret...

Witnesses For Arias Won't Testify In Open Court

Associated Press | JACQUES BILLEAUD | Posted 12.02.2014 | Crime

PHOENIX (AP) — Lawyers for Jodi Arias have asked a judge to take the death penalty off the table at her sentencing retrial because three witnesses o...

Court Tosses Ruling That Shielded Arias Witness

Associated Press | JACQUES BILLEAUD | Posted 12.01.2014 | Crime

PHOENIX (AP) — An appeals court has thrown out a ruling that barred the public from watching the first witness called by Jodi Arias at the convicted...

Arias Defense Focuses On Sex, Secrets, Religion

Associated Press | BRIAN SKOLOFF | Posted 11.13.2014 | Crime

PHOENIX (AP) — Defense attorneys for convicted murderer Jodi Arias on Wednesday sought to portray the victim as a man torn between his devout Mormon...

Arias Trial To Resume After Break

AP | BRIAN SKOLOFF | Posted 11.12.2014 | Crime

PHOENIX (AP) — Defense attorneys for convicted murderer Jodi Arias on Wednesday sought to portray the victim as a man torn between his devout Mormon...

Court Can't Shut Out Media In Arias Case

Associated Press | Posted 11.04.2014 | Crime

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona appeals court ruled Monday that the public should be able to watch testimony in the Jodi Arias trial, overruling a judge's...

Arias Judge Bars Public From Witness' Testimony

Associated Press | JACQUES BILLEAUD | Posted 11.03.2014 | Crime

PHOENIX (AP) — The judge in the Jodi Arias trial took the highly unusual step Thursday of barring the public from watching the first witness called ...

Police Officer Fatally Shoots Machete-Wielding Man Who Rammed Patrol Car

AP | Posted 10.24.2014 | Crime

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a machete-wielding man who was shot by suburban Phoenix police after he rammed into a patrol car with a stole...

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Arias Trial Unexpectedly Halted

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 10.23.2014 | Crime

PHOENIX -- The Jodi Arias penalty retrial was halted for unexplained reasons Thursday afternoon. "Ladies and gentleman, we do not need you for the ...

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Arias Juror Dismissed After Seeking Out Nancy Grace

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 10.23.2014 | Crime

PHOENIX, Arizona -- The second juror in two days has been excused from the Jodi Arias penalty retrial. Judge Sherry Stephens excused juror No. 9 We...

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Jodi Arias' Defense Attorney Warns Jury About Naked 'Close Up Shots'

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 10.22.2014 | Crime

PHOENIX, Arizona -- The sexual undertone of the Jodi Arias penalty retrial surfaced early on day one, when Arias' defense attorney, Kirk Nurmi, warned...

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LIVE: Updates from The Jodi Arias Trial

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 10.21.2014 | Crime

PHOENIX, Arizona -- A year ago, Jodi Arias left this courthouse a convicted murderer. Now, she returns to find out if her next stop will be death row....

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Jodi Arias Once Again Stares Death In The Face

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 10.20.2014 | Crime

The sex life of Jodi Arias took center stage at her murder trial, and most of the lurid details -- the sex games, the role playing, the dirty pillow t...

Jury To Be Seated In Arias Penalty-Phase Retrial

Associated Press | Posted 10.17.2014 | Crime

PHOENIX (AP) — A jury for the penalty retrial of convicted murderer Jodi Arias will be sworn in next week as prosecutors again seek a death sentence...

Officer Shot, Wounded In Phoenix; Manhunt Underway

AP | Posted 12.08.2014 | Crime

PHOENIX (AP) — A manhunt for multiple suspects was underway in the Phoenix area Wednesday after an Arizona Department of Public Safety officer was s...

Arias' Day Of Reckoning Nears

Associated Press | Posted 10.07.2014 | Crime

PHOENIX (AP) — Lawyers began individually questioning prospective jurors for the penalty phase retrial of convicted murderer Jodi Arias, the next st...

Potential Jurors Return To Court In Arias Retrial

AP | Posted 12.06.2014 | Crime

PHOENIX (AP) — Lawyers began individually questioning prospective jurors for the penalty phase retrial of convicted murderer Jodi Arias, the next st...

Attorneys Work To Pick Jury In Arias Retrial

AP | BRIAN SKOLOFF | Posted 12.02.2014 | Crime

PHOENIX (AP) — Attorneys working to pick a jury for the penalty retrial of convicted murderer Jodi Arias have cut more than 50 percent of 400 potent...

Arias Defense Costs Top $2.5 Million

Associated Press | Posted 10.01.2014 | Crime

PHOENIX (AP) — Jodi Arias' defense costs to Arizona taxpayers have topped $2.5 million and will continue to mount during a second penalty phase aime...

Jury Selection Resumes In Arias Retrial

Associated Press | Posted 10.01.2014 | Crime

PHOENIX (AP) — Jury selection resumes in the penalty retrial of convicted murderer Jodi Arias as prosecutors try again for a death sentence. On M...

Dozens Of Possible Jurors In Arias Case Dismissed Over Media Blitz

AP | BRIAN SKOLOFF | Posted 09.30.2014 | Crime

PHOENIX (AP) — Roughly a third of 300 potential jurors were dismissed Monday in the penalty retrial of convicted murderer Jodi Arias after telling a...

Key Details In The Penalty Retrial Of Jodi Arias

AP | BRIAN SKOLOFF | Posted 09.29.2014 | Crime

PHOENIX (AP) — The murder conviction of Jodi Arias will stand, but she is returning to court Monday for a second penalty phase to determine her puni...