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(May 26) Today's Top Headlines - Jury Foreman calls deliberations in penalty phase of Arias trial gut wrenching

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Posted: Sunday, May 26, 2013 8:42 am

According to a CNN report, a day after a jury deadlocked on whether Jodi Arias should be sentenced to death for the murder of her ex-boyfriend, the jury foreman described the decision process as tense and emotional.

"It was a gut-wrenching thing we had to go through, and everybody had to make their own decision," William Zervakos told ABC's "Good Morning America."

The foreman said some of the most difficult testimony to hear came from the dead man's relatives. "Until you're face to face with people that have gone through something like that, it's something that you really can't put into words," he said. "I'm 6 feet away from somebody talking about a horrendous loss, and if you can't feel that, then you have no emotion, no soul. And yet we couldn't allow ourselves to be emotional on the stand.

"We couldn't allow ourselves to show emotion, although I'm sure some came through, and I'm very, very proud of my peers and my jurors that were with us because they did a fantastic job of holding it together."

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