Jodi Arias to represent herself at death penalty trial - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

Jodi Arias to represent herself at death penalty trial

Jodi Arias on May 8, 2013 when she was convicted of first-degree murder.  (Source: CBS 5 News) Jodi Arias on May 8, 2013 when she was convicted of first-degree murder. (Source: CBS 5 News)
Arias in court for procedural matters on July 31, 2014. (Source: CBS 5 News) Arias in court for procedural matters on July 31, 2014. (Source: CBS 5 News)
Prosecutor Juan Martinez (Source: CBS 5 News) Prosecutor Juan Martinez (Source: CBS 5 News)
Defense attorney Dwane Cates. Defense attorney Dwane Cates.
PHOENIX (CBS5/AP) -

A judge has ruled that Jodi Arias can represent herself in the upcoming penalty phase of her murder trial.

The 34-year-old Arias could face the death penalty for killing her ex-boyfriend in his suburban Phoenix bathroom six years ago in a jealous rage.

She was convicted of murder last year, but the jury was deadlocked on whether she should get life in prison or the death penalty. A new trial to determine the sentence is scheduled to begin Sept. 8.

Arias told the judge Monday of her intentions to act as her own lawyer. Judge Sherry Stephens granted the request.

It means she would face prosecutor Juan Martinez by herself.

It was the second time in a week the convicted killer was back in court. On Wednesday morning, she and her lawyers discussed procedural matters.

Her next court date is scheduled for Aug. 13.

Copyright 2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation) contributed to this report.

  • News ExtrasMore>>

  • SIDEBAR: Jodi Arias trial

    Tuesday, January 13 2015 2:02 PM EST2015-01-13 19:02:59 GMT
    Monday, April 13 2015 3:28 PM EDT2015-04-13 19:28:00 GMT
    Jodi Ann Arias stands accused of shooting, stabbing and slitting the throat of her former boyfriend, Travis Alexander, in June 2008.More >>
    Jodi Ann Arias stands accused of shooting, stabbing and slitting the throat of her former boyfriend, Travis Alexander, in June 2008.More >>
  • Hawaii News Now headlinesNewsMore>>

  • 'Sand mattress' central to new effort to save Waikiki beach

    'Sand mattress' central to new effort to save Waikiki beach

    Sunday, December 17 2017 10:19 PM EST2017-12-18 03:19:10 GMT
    (Image: City & County of Honolulu)(Image: City & County of Honolulu)

    On Sunday, Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell joined other environmental experts to announce a new effort aimed at addressing chronic erosion at Hawaii's most famous beach.

    More >>

    On Sunday, Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell joined other environmental experts to announce a new effort aimed at addressing chronic erosion at Hawaii's most famous beach.

    More >>
  • Carissa Moore marries high school sweetheart at North Shore estate

    Carissa Moore marries high school sweetheart at North Shore estate

    Sunday, December 17 2017 10:00 PM EST2017-12-18 03:00:03 GMT
    COURTESY: Red Bull Content Pool / Maui Maka PhotographyCOURTESY: Red Bull Content Pool / Maui Maka Photography

    NORTH SHORE, Hawaii - Three-time world surfing champion, Carissa Moore, married her high school sweetheart Saturday. The event took place at her friend's estate on the North Shore. According to "The Knot", Moore found her dress in a little shop on the North Shore. She did not wear a veil or shoes.  Her husband, Luke Untermann, is the co-creator of Banan. They say they're excited to be starting the next chapter in their lives together.  Among the guest...

    More >>

    NORTH SHORE, Hawaii - Three-time world surfing champion, Carissa Moore, married her high school sweetheart Saturday. The event took place at her friend's estate on the North Shore. According to "The Knot", Moore found her dress in a little shop on the North Shore. She did not wear a veil or shoes.  Her husband, Luke Untermann, is the co-creator of Banan. They say they're excited to be starting the next chapter in their lives together.  Among the guest...

    More >>
  • Forecast: Mostly clear skies ahead of strong cold front

    Forecast: Mostly clear skies ahead of strong cold front

    Sunday, December 17 2017 9:56 PM EST2017-12-18 02:56:29 GMT
    Image: Hawaii News NowImage: Hawaii News Now

    Light winds and mostly clear skies are in the forecast for Monday, but an approaching cold front will combine with abundant moisture from the south to bring heavy showers and a chance of thunderstorms to most of the state by Monday night and Tuesday.

    More >>

    Light winds and mostly clear skies are in the forecast for Monday, but an approaching cold front will combine with abundant moisture from the south to bring heavy showers and a chance of thunderstorms to most of the state by Monday night and Tuesday.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly