Jury to be seated in penalty phase retrial of convicted murderer Jodi Arias

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

Arias was found guilty last year in the 2008 killing of her ex-boyfriend in Arizona, but jurors couldn't agree on a sentence.

While her murder conviction stands, prosecutors have one more shot at securing a death sentence with the new jury. Otherwise, Arias faces life in prison.

A judge announced Thursday that the new jury will be seated on Tuesday. However, additional arguments are planned for Monday.

Arias acknowledged killing Travis Alexander, but she said it was self-defense. Prosecutors argued the killing was carried out in a jealous rage after Alexander wanted to end their affair.

The retrial is expected to last into December.

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