Jodi Arias' attorneys want a judge to allow them to monitor the Twitter accounts of the jury seated in her murder trial to be certain jurors aren't communicating details about the case on social media.
PHOENIX - Jodi Arias told a jury Tuesday that she can contribute to society if allowed to live, saying she'd like to start literacy, recycling and other programs in prison.
Arias addressed the jury in the penalty phase of her trial as the panel considers whether to sentence her to life in prison or execution.
After five months of trial, Arias told the jury she never meant to cause the family of Travis Alexander - who she killed - so much pain. The same jury convicted her of first-degree murder in Alexander's death.
Arias' voice wavered with emotion as she read from a sheet of paper with Alexander's family looking on in the gallery. She said she didn't kill herself after Alexander's death because of her love for her own family.
Holding up a white t-shirt with the word "survivor" written across it, Arias said she would sell the clothing and donate all proceeds to victims of domestic abuse.
She said she understands that some people don't believe she was a victim of domestic abuse, but that she still sees that to be true.
She showed the jury a picture of her best friend and said she didn't testify on her behalf because she received threats.
Her lawyers have said Arias is the only witness they'll call to testify on her behalf.
The judge instructed jurors they can consider a handful of factors when deciding what sentence to recommend, including the fact that Arias has no previous criminal record.
Jodi Arias Coverage
As she awaits a decision by prosecutors on the future of her murder case, Jodi Arias and her attorneys are returning to court Tuesday to ask the judge to throw out the jury's finding that made her eligible for the death penalty.
The Jodi Arias murder trial has drawn international attention for its graphic tales of sex and lies. The following is a timeline of some of the key events in the case.
Jurors have deadlocked on a verdict of life or death for Jodi Arias in the 2008 killing of her one-time boyfriend.
Arias sat down with NewsChannel5's sister station Tuesday night, just hours after jurors began deliberating, to speak out about the trial, her feelings about Travis Alexander's death and whether she wants to live or die.
Jurors in the Jodi Arias murder trial told the judge Wednesday they are unable to reach a unanimous verdict on whether the convicted murderer should be sentenced to life in prison or death for killing her one-time boyfriend.
Jodi Arias told a jury Tuesday that she can contribute to society if allowed to live, saying she'd like to start literacy, recycling and other programs in prison.
Jurors in Jodi Arias' trial have found the former waitress should be eligible for the death penalty after they convicted her last week of murdering her lover.
The jury has rendered its verdict -- Jodi Arias is guilty of first-degree murder -- but the trial is far from finished.
Jodi Arias said in a post-conviction interview with a TV station that she prefers the death penalty over life in prison.