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(May 24) Today's Top Headlines - Jury fails to decide Arias' fate

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Posted: Friday, May 24, 2013 8:45 am

On Thursday, jurors in the Jodi Arias trial failed to reach a unanimous decision on whether or not the convicted killer deserves life in prison or the death penalty for the 2008 murder of Travis Alexander.

The jury was comprised of the same panel that convicted Arias of first-degree murder earlier this month.

Under state law, a new jury will be selected on July 18. If the second panel cannot reach a unanimous verdict, the decision will fall on the judge, who will have to decide whether she will be sentenced to life or make her eligible for parole in 25 years.

In a televised interview on Wednesday, Arias said if the jury does not convict her to death it would only be for revenge.

Arias has publicly announced she is hoping for the death penalty.

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