Jodi Arias: I'm filing for bankruptcy

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  • Convicted killer tweets that rumors of her family profiting from trial are 'absurd'
  • Arias awaits sentencing after being found guilty of first-degree murder in ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander's death
Jodi Arias: I'm filing for bankruptcy

Photos: Evidence that convicted Jodi Arias

Photos: Evidence that convicted Jodi Arias

Photos: What the Jodi Arias jury didn't know

Photos: What the Jodi Arias jury didn't know

Convicted killer Jodi Arias tweeted Thursday that she is filing for bankruptcy, if she can ever afford to do so.

Arias also tweeted that rumors of her family profiting from her trial are “absurd.” 

Arias is currently in jail awaiting her sentence. She was convicted on May 8 in the 2008 death of ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander. Alexander was stabbed multiple times, shot in the head and his throat was slit from ear to ear.

READ MORE: Your definitive guide to the Jodi Arias case

Jurors found Arias guilty of first-degree murder, but they could not reach an unanimous verdict on whether Arias should get life in prison or the death penalty.

A settlement conference is set for October 24 to discuss a possible plea deal. The plea deal would avoid a potential retrial of the penalty phase of Arias' case. Her murder conviction still stands. 

READ MORE: 5,400 questions: The Arias trial by the numbers

Arias' attorneys have filed several defense motions, which include requests to sequester the new jury and limit media coverage if there is a penalty phase retrial.

If the second jury in the retrial cannot reach an unanimous verdict, Arias will automatically get life in prison. The judge would ultimately decide whether Arias will get life without parole or life with the eligibility of parole after 25 years.

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