Arias back in court ahead of sentencing retrial

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By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

PHOENIX (AP) -- Jodi Arias is due back in court for a hearing ahead of her penalty phase retrial.

Arias was convicted of murder in May in the 2008 death of boyfriend Travis Alexander in his suburban Phoenix home. The same jury failed to agree on her sentence, setting the stage for a second penalty phase.

Her retrial hasn't been scheduled.

A status conference in the case was set for Tuesday morning.

The judge has ruled there will be no live television coverage of Arias' sentencing phase retrial as prosecutors again seek the death penalty. Judge Sherry Stephens also has banned the use of electronic devices, meaning reporters won't be able to use Twitter to provide real-time updates.