Jodi Arias Sentencing Held Off Until September

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Jodi Arias' sentencing will not happen until mid-September, reports Fox News Latino. Arizona Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Sherry Stephens said that prosecutors needed time to respond to requests by the defense to monitor jurors' Twitter feeds, and to restrict live TV coverage of the proceedings. These requests will be heard on September 16.

Arias was convicted of first-degree murder on May 8 in the case of Travis Alexander. Travis was Arias' boyfriend whom she was convicted of killing in his Phoenix home in 2008. The jury in the case failed to reach a decision on whether Arias should receive life in prison or the death penalty. 

If the new jury cannot make a unanimous decision, Arias will be sentenced to life in prison. The judge could decide whether the term is without parole or if she'll be eligible for parole after serving 25 years. 

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