Jurors deciding Jodi Arias' fate have been sent home after proceedings were inexplicably delayed.
The panel was brought to tears earlier Thursday as they heard statements from the victim's family members describing how their lives were ripped apart by the killing.
The same jury convicted Arias of first-degree murder last week. During the trial's ongoing final penalty phase, the panel will decide whether to sentence Arias to life in prison or death for the 2008 murder of her one-time lover.
Trial is set to resume Monday, when Arias is expected to address jurors.
The 32-year-old acknowledged killing Travis Alexander at his suburban Phoenix home in June 2008, but claimed it was self-defense. Authorities say it was a premeditated murder fueled by jealousy.
Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved.
Jodi Arias penalty phase delayed after testimonyMore>>
Thursday, December 12 2013 12:17 PM EST2013-12-12 17:17:26 GMT
A five-year-old girl surprised her deaf parents by beginning to use sign language during her concert to make sure they didn't feel left out while the other children were singing.According to BuzzFeed,More >
A 5-year-old girl gave her parents an amazing Christmas present when, to their amazement, she began to use sign language during her concert to make sure they didn't feel left out while the other children were singing.More >
Thursday, December 12 2013 11:10 PM EST2013-12-13 04:10:52 GMT
A woman is pleading for justice after an autopsy report sheds new light on the abuse her two-year-old granddaughter endured. Savannah Cross died more than a year ago, but her alleged killer was able toMore >
A woman is pleading for justice after an autopsy report sheds new light on the abuse her two-year-old granddaughter endured. Savannah Cross died more than a year ago, but her alleged killer was able to walk away due to a delay in the autopsy report. Now the report is complete and the suspect is back behind bars.More >
Friday, December 13 2013 9:12 AM EST2013-12-13 14:12:22 GMT
A Pinal County Deputy has been fired for repeatedly driving dangerously on duty. This is the same deputy who got a slap on the wrist last year, when he was involved in a fatal on-duty crash while goingMore >
A Pinal County deputy has been fired for repeatedly driving dangerously on duty. This is the same deputy who got a slap on the wrist last year, when he was involved in a fatal on-duty crash.More >
Thursday, December 12 2013 11:49 PM EST2013-12-13 04:49:37 GMT
A judge in Texas sentenced a 16-year-old to 10-years probation instead of jail-time after his defense said he suffered from 'affluenza.'An expert defense witness used the condition in the trial of theMore >
A judge in Texas sentenced a 16-year-old to 10 years probation instead of jail time after his defense said he suffered from "affluenza."More >
Navajo County deputies and federal agents have taken down a cigarette smuggling operation in eastern Arizona. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) said about 60 of their agentsMore >
NCSO Chief Deputy Jim Molesa said the bust was in relation to a nationwide investigation involving sales of untaxed tobacco.More >
Thursday, December 12 2013 10:56 PM EST2013-12-13 03:56:43 GMT
Earl Woods (Source: Phoenix Police Department)
Tiger Wood's half brother has been arrested for threatening to blow up the Department of Economic Security building in Phoenix on Thursday, according to police. Phoenix police spokesman Sgt. Trent CrumpMore >
During the police search, Earl Woods admitted he was the one who called in the threat and that it was a joke.More >
Thursday, December 12 2013 11:35 PM EST2013-12-13 04:35:19 GMT
A Phoenix city councilwoman-elect is recovering after having a seizure at Phoenix City Hall on Wednesday. Councilwoman Kate Gallego said in a message on Facebook that her doctors are monitoring her toMore >
A Phoenix city councilwoman-elect is recovering after having a seizure at Phoenix City Hall on Wednesday.More >
Sunday, December 1 2013 9:19 PM EST2013-12-02 02:19:50 GMT
For months, Jodi Arias was a television staple and practically every minute of her murder trial was broadcast live. But Arias has vanished from view since her trial ended in May, and the judge has doneMore >
She has shut the media and public out of nearly every hearing in the case and drawn complaints from First Amendment lawyers that she has gone too far.More >
Wednesday, November 6 2013 2:55 PM EST2013-11-06 19:55:15 GMT
A judge in Phoenix has denied Jodi Arias' request to fire her lead attorney. Judge Sherry Stephens of Maricopa County Superior Court issued a brief order saying she explained her reasons for the denialMore >
Convicted killer Jodi Arias said in a 12-page handwritten document that she no longer trusts attorney Kirk Nurmi.More >
Friday, August 30 2013 8:59 PM EDT2013-08-31 00:59:05 GMT
Jodi Arias' lawyers are asking a judge to sequester the jury in her second trial to shield them from the intense publicity that surrounded her first trial. Arias was convicted of first-degree murder MayMore >
Jodi Arias' lawyers are asking a judge to sequester the jury in her second trial to shield them from the intense publicity that surrounded her first trial.More >
Wednesday, August 21 2013 8:33 PM EDT2013-08-22 00:33:40 GMT
Jodi Arias (Source: CBS 5 News)
Jodi Arias' attorneys want a judge to allow them to monitor the Twitter accounts of jurors seated in her murder trial to be certain panelists aren't using social media to communicate details about theMore >
Jodi Arias' attorneys want a judge to allow them to monitor the Twitter accounts of jurors seated in her murder trial to be certain panelists aren't using social media to communicate details about the case.More >
Friday, August 9 2013 3:15 PM EDT2013-08-09 19:15:43 GMT
Jodi Arias (Source: CBS 5 News)
It's your civic duty to serve on a jury if you're chosen, but with that service comes a burden. It's a burden on your personal life, on your professional life and a burden on your finances. Fortunately,More >
The jurors in the Jodi Arias trial have already given up more than four months of their lives, and the trial isn't over yet. We wanted to know how they survive taking that much time off work.More >
Tuesday, June 18 2013 8:16 PM EDT2013-06-19 00:16:26 GMT
Prosecutor Juan Martinez (Source: CBS 5 News)
The prosecutor in the Jodi Arias case has asked a judge to reject her attorneys' request to delay until next year the retrial of the penalty phase in her case. Prosecutor Juan Martinez says in court filingsMore >
Prosecutor Juan Martinez claims none of the reasons for the postponement that were offered by Jodi Arias' attorneys warrants a postponement.More >