06/24/2013 // West Palm Beach , Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)
Arizona – Jodi Arias alluded to the possibility that she would take a plea deal in a tweet sent out by friends over the weekend. As reported by Good Morning America, Arias, who was convicted of first-degree murder last month for the 2008 killing of her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander, made the suggestion hours prior to the airing of the Lifetime channel movie, “Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret.”
Arias is quoted in the report as stating in two tweets sent out by friends Saturday, “Just don’t know yet if I will plea or appeal… Let’s clear up any confusion. Anyone asking 4 donation$ right now on my behalf 4 my appeals is not legit.”
As noted in the report, the reference may refer to a potential deal in which she could be given the opportunity to accept a sentence of life if she chooses not to appeal her conviction. A deal has not currently been offered.
A court date has purportedly been set for July 18 to begin selection of a new jury for the penalty phase of the case, after the first jury was unable to agree on whether the death penalty should be imposed.
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