Jodi Arias trial update: Judge moves status conference

PHOENIX - The judge in the Jodi Arias murder trial has moved a hearing back by two days, according to the Maricopa County Superior Court.

According to a Tuesday message on Twitter, the court said Judge Sherry Stephens reset the Status Conference and Motion to Continue Trial from July 18 to July 16.

The judge set the retrial date for a new penalty phase, something that could take several months as attorneys put on a mini-trial of sorts to get a fresh jury up to speed on the case. Jury selection alone could take weeks.

Arias was convicted of first-degree murder on May 8 in the June 2008 death of boyfriend Travis Alexander at his suburban Phoenix home.


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