Agence France-PresseMay 23, 2013 20:02
A US jury failed Thursday to agree on whether to sentence Jodi Arias to death for the grisly killing of her boyfriend in 2008, after a trial which has gripped America.
Judge Sherry Stephens declared a mistrial in the sentencing phase of the trial in Phoenix, Arizona, after the eight-man, four-woman jury said it could not reach a unanimous verdict.
The jurors, who convicted the 32-year-old two weeks ago, had deliberated since Wednesday. Their options were to sentence Arias to death, or to life behind bars, with or without parole.