Jodi Arias Guilty of Murder: ‘I’d Rather Get Death’

(CNN) — A day after a jury found her guilty of first-degree murder in the slaying of her ex-boyfriend, Jodi Arias will return to court Thursday to begin a phase that will move her closer to learning whether she will live or die.


Jodi Arias appears in court in Phoenix on May 8, 2013. (CNN)

During this part of the proceedings, the so-called “aggravation phase,” jurors will take an important step closer to that life or death decision.

“Now the odds, I think, shift somewhat in her favor, because it’s a very different thing to sentence someone to die than to convict them,” CNN senior legal analyst Jeffery Toobin said.

In a television interview minutes after the verdict was announced, Arias said she’d prefer a death sentence.

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