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It's official: Jodi Arias won't rep herself

It's official: Jodi Arias won't rep herself

Jodi Arias is officially no longer her own lawyer.

In a pretrial hearing Monday, Arizona Judge Sherry Stephens granted the convicted killer's motion to relinquish her pro per status, effective immediately -- in other words, Arias will no longer be representing herself in the penalty phase retrial.

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Who will represent Jodi Arias?

Who will represent Jodi Arias?

Who will convicted murderer Jodi Arias hire as an attorney now that she no longer wants to represent herself in the retrial of the penalty phase?

Arias was convicted last year of murdering her lover Travis Alexander in 2008. She shot him in the head, stabbed him repeatedly and slit his throat ear-to-ear, nearly decapitating him.

Jodi Arias no longer wants to be her own lawyer

Jodi Arias no longer wants to be her own lawyer

Jodi Arias may no longer act as her own attorney for her upcoming penalty phase retrial, according to a motion filed by Arias' attorneys.

Arias was initially granted permission to act as her own lawyer back in August by Arizona Judge Sherry Stephens.

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Are you ready for Jodi Arias Round 2?

Are you ready for Jodi Arias Round 2?

The New York Times bestselling account of a gruesome, twisted crime and the salacious trial that gripped the American public.

On June 9, 2008, the butchered body of Travis Alexander was found in his Arizona home with twenty-nine knife wounds, his throat slit, and a gunshot to the head. The prime suspect was Alexander's ex-girlfriend, Jodi Arias, who claimed she killed Travis in self-defense. Soon, graphic stories about the Mormon couple's relationship and their lurid sexual encounters emerged, launching a trial filled with sex and deception and raising substantial questions about Arias's deceit-filled world.

Jodi Arias wants to return to Travis' house?

Jodi Arias wants to return to Travis' house?

Why is an investigator for convicted killer, Jodi Arias being granted access to the home where the 34-year-old brutally murdered Travis Alexander in 2008?

Jane and her expert panel debate it.

Is Jodi Arias heading for a settlement?

Is Jodi Arias heading for a settlement?

Is Jodi Arias heading for a settlement?  It was just announced that a settlement conference is scheduled for October 24th.  Jodi Arias, her defense team and prosecutors will all meet to discuss a possible settlement. 

Is this just standard procedure or could we actual see some kind of deal instead of a retrial of the penalty phase.  Jodi Arias was convicted of first-degree murder in the brutal killing of Travis Alexander and the jury decided the murder qualifies for the death penalty. But when it came to deciding life or death for Jodi, the jury was hung and could not decide.  The conviction will stand no matter what but a deal could be made that would take the death penalty off the table.

What should happen to Jodi Arias?

updated 3:55 PM EDT, Thu September 26, 2013
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24% They should settle
76% They should retry death penalty phase
Friend of Travis: Alyce 'makes my blood boil'

Friend of Travis: Alyce 'makes my blood boil'

Defense witness Alyce LaViolette in an interview with CNN’s Ted Rowlands said after she testified in the Jodi Arias trial she received multiple death threats and hate mail.  In the interview LaViolette says she still believes Arias acted at least partially in self-defense.  Jane spoke to two of Travis Alexander’s friends who are outraged by what LaViolette says.

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