Jodi Arias trial live stream coverage: did Jodi Arias get death penalty? (watch online jury deliberations)

Published 22 May 2013  |  
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The Jodi Arias trial will see jurors deliberate from 1 p.m. ET on Wednesday as they convene to consider whether Arias should be given the death penalty, or whether life in prison would be more appropriate.

Live coverage of the developments can be watched online through live streaming and be seen through the video player below.

Tuesday was a dramatic day in court and saw Arias step forward and address the jury. She used the opportunity to plead for her life, insisting that she lacked perspective when she publicly asked for the death penalty in the aftermath of her guilty verdict.

Just minutes after Arias was found guilty of first degree murder she gave a public interview in which she insisted she would now prefer to receive a death sentence rather than life in prison, saying that death would be the "ultimate freedom."

However, she backtracked on Tuesday in court, asking that the jury give her life in prison, highlighting that if her life were ended early then the people who would suffer most would be her family.

Most analysts believe that the jury will still impose a death penalty though, and the same jurors have already found that Arias killed ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander with "exceptional cruelty," stabbing him 29 times, shooting him in the face, and slitting his throat from ear to ear in the 2008 murder.

On Tuesday Arias told jurors: "One of my cousins really drove it home for me and told me how much it would affect them, if I did anything to myself."

She explained that her own mother had told her, "Please don't give up; please don't give up."

Arias also took jurors through a slideshow of her life, showing family photos of her as a child, and showing places she had visited and done in her past.

The convicted murderer spoke from a prepared statement for about 20 minutes, and was shown fighting back tears through much of it.

She told jurors that she had been abused as an adult and child, and called the murder of Alexander as "the worst mistake" she'd ever made, "the worst thing I've ever done."

She said, "For that I'm going to be sorry for the rest of my life -- probably longer."

In an attempt to show jurors that her life could still be used for good if given life in prison she insisted that she would perform acts of charity behind bars, teaching people to read in prison, as well as donating her hair to cancer sufferers.

She also highlighted that she would never fulfill her own dream to be a mother because of her "terrible choices."

On her defense team's approach to attack Alexander's character throughout the trial, she said, "It's never been an intention of mine to malign his name or character."

Meanwhile, defense attorney Jennifer Willmott argued Tuesday, "We're not talking about whether or not to convict. We're talking about whether or not to kill. And so when we talk about that, it matters that she was 27 years old and she had no criminal history. It matters that she hadn't done anything wrong in her life before that."

Prosecutor Juan Martinez, however, has said, "You have a duty, and that duty really means that you actually do the honest, right thing, even though it may be difficult."

The jury will deliberate from 1 p.m. ET on Wednesday, and to give Arias the death penalty their decision must be unanimous. If they remain deadlocked then a new jury would be installed, but only to consider this final phase of proceedings.

 Watch Arias take the stand and plead for life in prison in the video below:

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