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PHOENIX -- For the last five months, Bill Zervakos has been known only as Juror No. 18, the jury foreman in Jodi Arias' sensational and salacious murder trial.
Now, Zervakos is stepping forward to publicly acknowledge for the first time that he was one of the four jurors who voted against the death penalty.
"It was simply the most difficult situation I've ever been in in my life," he said.
Zervakos said he thought there were three mitigating factors: Arias' age and lack of criminal history, her "dysfunctional family" and he says he believes Travis Alexendar verbally and mentally abused Arias.