Jodi Arias Trial: Oral Argument Set for January 13

January 12, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

The Jodi Arias trial is slated to re-start in February, but pre-trial oral arguments are taking place and the next one is set for January 13.

A closed door hearing on January 3 did not end in a set trial date.

The first phase of the trial ended last year with the jury unable to decide whether to sentence Arias to death or to life in jail for killing her boyfriend Travis Alexander.

Prosecutor Juan Martinez wants the death sentence for Arias, so pushed for a second phase of the trial.

An all-new jury will decide again on the sentence.

If the second jury is also unable to come to a unanimous decision, then Arias automatically gets life in prison.

If Arias gets life in prison then it would be either without possibility of parole, or with the possibility of parole after 25 years. Judge Sherry Stephens would decide on which of these Arias got.

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