During defense attorney Kirk Nurmi’s opening statement in the penalty phase of the Jodi Arias trial, jurors learned that the 32-year-old convicted murderer will have a voice in the proceedings.
As reported by HLN Legal Correspondent Jean Casarez, it is not known if Arias will release a statement or actually speak to the jury. Nonetheless, she is expected to discuss the mitigating factors that could spare her life.
"[People ask], 'How do you live with yourself after you've done something like that,'" attorney Mark Eiglarsh said to HLN’s Dr. Drew Thursday night. "She's trying to rationalize. She's got to find some way to live with herself for what she has done."
He added, "You have to ask for forgiveness. You have to show remorse. She has not done that and I don't think it's going to happen on Monday."
All potential jurors during jury selection who felt they could not sentence someone to death were removed from the panel.
Arias was convicted of first-degree murder in the death of her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander. He was 30 years old.