She's back: Jodi Arias due in court Thursday

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  • Arias will attend a hearing Thursday about her retrial scheduled for July
  • Arias was convicted of first-degree murder for killing her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander
She's back: Jodi Arias due in court Thursday

'No part' in Travis' death: See Jodi's 2008 jail interview

'No part' in Travis' death: See Jodi's 2008 jail interview

5,400 questions: The Arias trial by the numbers

Jodi Arias trial by the numbers

Jodi Arias will be back in court Thursday for a hearing about her retrial scheduled for July 18.
 
Arias was convicted on May 8 of first-degree murder for brutally killing her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander. He was stabbed multiple times, shot in the head and his throat was slit from ear to ear.
 
A representative from the Maricopa County court told HLN that Thursday’s hearing will only be minutes long, because most of the issues will be discussed in Judge Sherry Stephens’ chambers.
 
In chambers, the attorneys could discuss everything from a plea deal to scheduling issues and their preparations for the retrial.

The retrial 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."

When the new penalty phase begins on July 18, a new jury will be selected, and they will only decide whether Arias will be sentenced to death via lethal injection or life in prison.

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

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