The End of #JodiArias is Near
by Jeffrey Evan Gold of The Gold Patrol
It's the second shot by state at the death penalty. Remember, she has already been convicted. And there is no third shot at death. A hung jury means Life. While the statute says that there is a possibility of a life with parole sentence, parole has been abolished in AZ. There is only a clemency board now. Further, it very unlikely the judge would give any chance of parole in a case like this one where the first jury hung on death. I think Judge Stephens has given Jodi every break short of dismissal, but that I think would be a bridge too far even for her.
However, consider if Jodi gets death, then the chances of some reversal due to error increases as there are many more appeals and free ones at that. So, in the end, the right thing is probably going to happen, life with no parole, and she will suffer in prison for the rest of her life. Justice for Travis Alexander is not going to be torture his family for years to come, but to put his precious soul to rest finally knowing that his murderer will never enjoy one day of freedom ever.
But in this case anything can happen...and usually does. So stay tuned.