Judge unseals jury questions from Arias testimony

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by Jared Dillingham

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Posted on June 7, 2013 at 6:40 AM

Updated Tuesday, Jun 11 at 11:56 AM

PHOENIX -- The judge in the Jodi Arias case read dozens of questions from the jury during the trial, while Arias was on the stand.

This week, she unsealed a series of questions which were rejected, by either the prosecution or the defense.

One juror asked: "Can you explain why you [had breast enhancement] given your [financial] problems?"

Another asked, "Did you own any pets as a child, and did you ever intentionally hurt a pet or animal?"

Another juror wondered, "Considering all the lies you've told and admitted to, would you consider yourself to be a pathological liar?"

The jurors submitted what attorneys call an "unprecedented" number of hand-written questions for Arias and the other witnesses.

Arizona is one of only a handful of states which allows jurors to submit questions during trials.
   
County Attorney Bill Montgomery says the prosecution is moving forward with plans to find another jury to repeat the sentencing phase of the trial.  It should begin in mid-July.

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