Arias attorneys seek to bar live coverage of trial

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Associated Press

Posted on October 4, 2013 at 6:00 PM

Updated Friday, Oct 4 at 6:03 PM

PHOENIX (AP) — Jodi Arias has sought the spotlight at every turn, granting numerous national television interviews from behind bars, and even during her trial.

Now facing a retrial to determine her sentence, Arias' lawyers are asking a judge to bar live TV coverage from inside the courtroom.

The irony isn't lost on prosecutors and a lawyer representing CNN.

The news network's attorney, David Bodney, told a judge during a hearing Friday that the public shouldn't be deprived the opportunity to view the trial simply "because someone can't control her own speech."

Arias was convicted of murder May 8 in the 2008 death of boyfriend Travis Alexander in his suburban Phoenix home. The same jury failed to reach a decision on whether she should get the death penalty, setting the stage for a second penalty phase.

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