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Arias jury hung: What's next???

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  • The jury in the Jodi Arias trial says it can't reach a unanimous decision about whether Arias should live or die
  • A new penalty phase is scheduled to begin July 18
Arias jury hung: What's next???

Watch: Jodi Arias learns she could face death

Jodi Arias learns she could face the death penalty.

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The penalty phase of the Jodi Arias trial may be over, but her fate remains in limbo.

On Monday at 7 p.m., HLN's Nancy Grace takes you back to the beginning with footage of Arias being interrogated by police. It's video the jury never got to see! Then at 10 p.m., Nancy shares rare jailhouse interviews that displays Arias' erratic behavior.

The jury in the Jodi Arias trial informed Judge Sherry Stephens Thursday that they were unable to reach a unanimous verdict on whether Jodi Arias should live or die -- but the convicted murderer could still get the death penalty.

In response, Stephens declared a mistrial, because the jury was hung.

The mistrial only applies to the penalty phase of the trial. Arias' first-degree murder conviction still stands, and so does the jurors' finding that Arias murdered Alexander in a "cruel manner."

The new penalty phase is scheduled to begin July 18. Stephens also schedule a status hearing on June 20 to check in with the attorneys about their preparations for the new phase of the trial.

A new jury will be selected, and this new jury will only decide whether Arias will be sentenced to death via lethal injection or life in prison.

If the second jury were to say Arias can live out the remainder of her days behind bars, Stephens would decide whether she will get life without parole, or life with the eligibility of parole after 25 years.

On Tuesday, Arias asked the jury, in a 19-minute speech, to spare her life.

Arias told the jury that killing her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander was the worst thing she has ever done and that she's still horrified by the violence she is capable of.

“Either way, I’m going to spend the rest of my life in prison. It’ll either be shortened or not. If it’s shortened, the people who will hurt the most is my family. I’m asking you please, please don’t do that to them. I’ve already hurt them so badly along with so many other people. I want everyone’s healing to begin and I want everyone’s pain to stop," said Arias.

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