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PHOENIX (CBS5) -
A pre-trial conference for convicted murderer Jodi Arias was continued until September to allow the prosecution time to review recent motions filed by defense attorneys before setting a date for the sentencing phase of her trial.
Judge Sherry Stephens met with attorneys from both sides in her chambers Monday and emerged saying she was not prepared to rule on motions made by defense attorneys Kirk Nurmi and Jennifer Willmott before setting the new date.
Arias was in the courtroom but said nothing during the brief proceeding.
Arias' attorneys filed a motion to block live video cameras from the sentencing phase of the trial. That would be a radical departure for the case that drew interest from around the world. The death penalty trial was broadcast live on cable news networks and streamed online, including on cbs5az.com/live.
Defense attorneys have also asked that they be able to monitor new jurors' Twitter accounts to ensure that details of the trial are not being communicated and to ensure a fair trial for their client when a new jury is seated to determine whether she will be sentenced to prison or to death.
Stephens set the next court date for 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 16 to allow her more time to review the motions and to allow the prosecution adequate time to respond and to possibly set a date to again begin the penalty phase of the trial.
Last month, Arias, dressed in her jail uniform and wearing her hair in a bun, sat quietly and said nothing during a pre-trial hearing, according to CBS 5 News reporter Jose Miguel.
During that hearing, Stephens also denied again Kirk Nurmi's request to step down as defense attorney. Nurmi and defense attorney Jennifer Willmott, as well as prosecutor Juan Martinez, were at the hearing.
On May 8, Arias was found guilty of first-degree murder in the death of her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander, but jurors couldn't agree on a sentence, and Stephens declared a mistrial in that portion.
A new jury could decide if Arias will serve life in prison or receive a death sentence.
Sunday, December 1 2013 9:19 PM EST2013-12-02 02:19:50 GMT
For months, Jodi Arias was a television staple and practically every minute of her murder trial was broadcast live. But Arias has vanished from view since her trial ended in May, and the judge has doneMore >>
She has shut the media and public out of nearly every hearing in the case and drawn complaints from First Amendment lawyers that she has gone too far.More >>
Wednesday, November 6 2013 2:55 PM EST2013-11-06 19:55:15 GMT
A judge in Phoenix has denied Jodi Arias' request to fire her lead attorney. Judge Sherry Stephens of Maricopa County Superior Court issued a brief order saying she explained her reasons for the denialMore >>
Convicted killer Jodi Arias said in a 12-page handwritten document that she no longer trusts attorney Kirk Nurmi.More >>
Friday, August 30 2013 8:59 PM EDT2013-08-31 00:59:05 GMT
Jodi Arias' lawyers are asking a judge to sequester the jury in her second trial to shield them from the intense publicity that surrounded her first trial. Arias was convicted of first-degree murder MayMore >>
Jodi Arias' lawyers are asking a judge to sequester the jury in her second trial to shield them from the intense publicity that surrounded her first trial.More >>
Wednesday, August 21 2013 8:33 PM EDT2013-08-22 00:33:40 GMT
Jodi Arias (Source: CBS 5 News)
Jodi Arias' attorneys want a judge to allow them to monitor the Twitter accounts of jurors seated in her murder trial to be certain panelists aren't using social media to communicate details about theMore >>
Jodi Arias' attorneys want a judge to allow them to monitor the Twitter accounts of jurors seated in her murder trial to be certain panelists aren't using social media to communicate details about the case.More >>
Friday, August 9 2013 3:15 PM EDT2013-08-09 19:15:43 GMT
Jodi Arias (Source: CBS 5 News)
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Tuesday, June 18 2013 8:16 PM EDT2013-06-19 00:16:26 GMT
Prosecutor Juan Martinez (Source: CBS 5 News)
The prosecutor in the Jodi Arias case has asked a judge to reject her attorneys' request to delay until next year the retrial of the penalty phase in her case. Prosecutor Juan Martinez says in court filingsMore >>
Prosecutor Juan Martinez claims none of the reasons for the postponement that were offered by Jodi Arias' attorneys warrants a postponement.More >>