Judge allows live video coverage of Jodi Arias' sentencing

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Posted: Apr 06, 2015 2:40 PM

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge will permit live video coverage of convicted murderer Jodi Arias' sentencing April 13.

But Maricopa County Superior Court spokeswoman Karen Arra said in an email Monday that some footage could be excluded because some witnesses may not want to be photographed.

Judge Sherry Stephens will decide whether Arias will spend the rest of her life in prison for killing her lover or be eligible for possible release after serving 25 years.

A jury deadlocked on Arias' punishment March 5, removing the death penalty as a possibility.

It was the second time a jury couldn't decide her punishment. She was convicted of Travis Alexander's 2008 death in a 2013 trial that was broadcast live. It became a sensation with tawdry details of their relationship and grisly descriptions of the killing.

Live footage of the penalty retrial wasn't allowed.