Jodi Arias retrial will last until at least JanuaryPosted: Updated:
PHOENIX -- The Jodi Arias sentencing re-trial is now expected to go into January. On Monday, Judge Sherry Stephens confirmed that the penalty phase retrial will not wrap by December 18, as jurors and the public had originally been told.
"We knew it," said courtroom blogger Jen Wood. "We knew it would go into January. We knew it would never end in December."
"The judge notified the jury that they probably aren't going to finish until January," she continued. "When in January we don't know. But they need to submit any concerns that have to the judge so they can go over that with the lawyers and make sure they can still retain a jury."
On Monday, jurors watching more of the very contentious cross-examination of defense expert Dr. L.C. Miccio-Fonseca, a relationship psychologist.
Prosecutor Juan Martinez repeatedly attacked the doctor's credibility, objectivity and memory. And the doctor accused Martinez of traveling down a "slime highway."
Arias was convicted of first degree murder, but the jury deadlocked on life or death as a sentence.
Court will resume Tuesday.