Several media reports cite Travis Alexander’s brother Steven Alexander as saying that the next hearing date for Jodi Arias is January 3rd.
A post on The State vs. Jodi Arias Facebook page cites Steven Alexander also saying:
“Letting everybody know, the trial isn’t due to start until mid-February…”
The court has not released any official date for Arias’ sentencing. Arias was convicted of first-degree/felony murder in May of this year, but the jury could not reach a sentencing agreement. The sentencing portion was declared a mistrial. Prosecutors decided to pursue the death penalty a second time. A new jury will be seated.
Arias, 33, admitted she killed her boyfriend in 2008 at his suburban Phoenix home, but claimed it was self-defense. The jury did not believe her, but some of them could not decide whether the crime was premeditated or felony. All twelve of the jurors voted for first-degree premeditated murder and seven of them also voted for felony murder.