Jodi Arias hearings set stage before death penalty retrial

PHOENIX - The death penalty retrial for convicted killer Jodi Arias is starting to move along.

Arias had three hearings this week as the defense and prosecution wrap up loose ends before jury selection begins on September 29.

Arias was convicted in 2013 murder  of her former boyfriend, Travis Alexander, in a jealous rage.

In 2008 Alexander was found in his home stabbed 27 times, throat slashed and shot in the head. 

But jury members were hung on whether to put Arias to death or give her life in prison.

Arias, now acting as her own attorney (pro per), was refusing to provide a witness list to the prosecution.

According to court documents , Judge Sherry Stephens ordered Arias to turn over the names and addresses of her witnesses in a sealed document by Wednesday, September 3.

Court documents also show the judge granted Arias' request not to allow prosecutor Juan Martinez to contact her defense witnesses directly.  

The prosecution must now go through the defense counsel to set up its interviews.

Judge Stephens is ordering all interviews to be completed by next week.

The death penalty retrial is expected to last 16 days.

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