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.
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.