Jodi Arias trial update: Excused Juror 5 shows up in courtroom Thursday

PHOENIX - A juror excused from the Jodi Arias trial over allegations of misconduct was spotted in the courtroom Thursday afternoon.

A day after issuing a statement to ABC News asking that the media and public respect her privacy, Juror 5 showed up to sit as a member of the public.

Judge Sherry Stephens advised the jury that Juror 5 is in the courtroom and they are to have no contact with her.

Juror 5 was excused from the jury Tuesday after Arias' defense team claimed she had made statements to other jury members and was neither fair nor impartial, making "her removal from the jury essential" to ensure Arias' rights.

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