Arias attorneys ask judge to vacate death sentence eligibility as state prepares for new trial

  • by: BRIAN SKOLOFF , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 26, 2013 - 9:25 PM

PHOENIX — Jodi Arias' attorneys have asked a judge to vacate the jury's decision in her murder trial that the 2008 killing of her boyfriend was "especially cruel," a finding that allowed the panel to consider the death penalty.

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