jodi arias, as robin said, back in court this morning. The judge trying to determine if she gets the death penalty wants to hear from the lawyers in the case. And ryan owens is at the phoenix... See More
jodi arias, as robin said, back in court this morning. The judge trying to determine if she gets the death penalty wants to hear from the lawyers in the case. And ryan owens is at the phoenix courthouse where the hearing will take place. Good morning, ryan. Reporter: Good morning to you, george. Ready or not, jodi arias will be back in this courthouse in a couple of hours. Less than a month if a jury could not decide if she should live or die. Now, the judge has a big decision to make. Precisely when will this circus reconvene? I thought I'd rather die. But as I stand here now, I can't in good conscience ask you to sentence me to death because of them. Reporter: Jodi arias' final plea to the jury, because of her family, worked. Ladies and gentlemen, are you unable to come to a unanimous decision? Reporter: Her last jury deadlocked on whether or not she deserved the death penalty. It was very emotional. Reporter: Diane schwartz was in the majority that thought she deserved the ultimate punishment. The defense has requested that the retrial be delayed until january. No say says the prosecutor, who wants to pick a new jury this summer. Were you crying when you were shooting him? Reporter: If juan martinez can't get a jury. She will get life. You really are never going to tell the truth about what went down in that bathroom? I don't know what you mean by that because I told the truth. Reporter: Okay. I didn't know that you were a hater when you came to interview me. Reporter: Her retrial is likely a month away. Action. Reporter: Hollywood couldn't wait. So, wait, what? I'm just your dirty little secret? Reporter: This weekend, the lifetime movie about jodi arias deb debuts, complete with cheesy sex scenes. When we're alone, we're not doing all that much talking. Reporter: And the last moments of travis alexander's life, as arias snapped pictures of him in the shower, seconds before prosecutors say she pulled out a knife. You know, you don't have to sweet talk me if you want me to be into this. Reporter: Most suspect the judge will decide to start jury selection late in the summer, perhaps early fall. George, it should be about 115 degrees in phoenix right about then, which given the spicy content of this case, might just be appropriate. I hear that weariness in your voice. Thanks very much. Let's bring in dan abrams for more on this. First things first, congratulations. The new anchor of "nightline." Thank you. Thank you, all. You do realize, you have to update "nightline" on the west coast, you're going to come straight to work here. Yeah. I know. I've given up on sleep. It will be "nightline" right to "gma." I'm still getting over the lifetime movie shots right there. What's going to happen at this hearing today? They're going to decide when to start the case. The defense is saying, give us extra time until january. We have other cases we're arguing. We need more time to prepare our defense. The prosecutor is saying, you've had plenty of time. Let's get this thing started. I'm still hoping is going to happen is they're going to get back into chambers and figure out a way to end this thing. The notion of having another full-blown trial, just to determine does jodi arias get the death penalty or life in prison, seems to be -- when they go into chambers, does the judge have the leeway to encourage them to work this out? Sure. But when it comes to something like the death penalty, it would require the prosecutor, juan martinez, going and talking to the family members here, convincing them they want to end this. Convincing them it's time to move on from this case. I don't know that that's happened. I don't think that's going to happen. But I think it's what should happen in connection with this case.
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