Jodi Arias filed a motion on Wednesday to relinquish her right to represent herself “effective immediately.”  Judge Sherry Stephens approved Arias’ request to represent herself in August.  Her defense attorneys, Kirk Nurmi and Jennifer Willmott were to serve as advisers.

In 2013, Arias was convicted of first-degree murder in the death of her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander after several months of testimony.  However, jurors could not come to a unanimous sentencing decision between life in prison and the death penalty.  The prosecution decided not to drop the death penalty as a possible sentence, so sentencing is set for September 29th.  Under Arizona law, if the second sentencing phase results in a hung jury the judge will decide whether to sentence Jodi Arias to life in prison or 25 years to life in prison.

Judge Stephens has yet to rule on the motion.

  1. Lon Spector says:

    The death penalty is totally responsible for this circus.
    This could have been wrapped up years ago, if society was not out for blood.


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