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Pros and cons: Death penalty for Arias?

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  • Jodi Arias is accused of killing Travis Alexander, but she claims self-defense
  • The death penalty is one possible outcome in her murder trial
  • Do you think Arias should get the death penalty?
Pros and cons: Death penalty for Arias?
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Dudley Sharp is a victims' rights activist and a death penalty expert. He believes that the death penalty is the only just outcome of the Jodi Arias trial, if Arias is found guilty of first-degree murder. He says that without the death penalty, Travis Alexander's family can never be made whole after his slaying and will never know true justice. 

 

Brian Evans is the acting director of the Death Penalty Abolition Campaign for Amnesty International USA and has recently helped overturn capital punishment in Maryland. He believes that receiving the death penalty based on evidence such as the defendant's state of mind -- and not hard evidence such as DNA or ballistics -- is an unjust mistake that cannot be undone.

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