Convicted murderer Jodi Arias on Tuesday objected to a motion seeking to allow television coverage of her sentencing retrial, telling a judge that the bid could hurt her chances to get a fair trial when a jury weighs whether to condemn her to death.
“The damage has already been done,” Arias, 34, told Maricopa County Court Judge Sherry Stephens in court Tuesday, NBC affiliate KPNX reported. “There is more damage that can be done." Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Sherry k. Stephens already limited media coverage of the trial and ordered that no video be aired until the retrial is over. A motion on behalf of television stations seeks to allow coverage to be aired 30 minutes after court ends, KPNX reported.
Arias, 34, was convicted last year of murder in the stabbing death of her lover, Travis Alexander, in Mesa, Arizona in 2008. Jurors couldn’t reach a decision on sentencing, and the retrial will bring in a new jury to decide whether she should be given the death penalty.