PHOENIX — A judge in Jodi Arias’ murder case says she expects to set a new trial date for late September.
During a hearing Tuesday in Phoenix, Judge Sherry Stephens gave attorneys additional time to file motions as Arias’ lawyers want the jury’s finding that made her eligible for the death penalty vacated.
A new hearing was set for Aug. 26.
Arias was convicted of murder May 8 in the stabbing and shooting death of Travis Alexander in his suburban Phoenix home.
Arias, 33, admitted she killed Alexander, but claimed it was self-defense after he attacked her. Prosecutors argued it was premeditated murder carried out in a jealous rage after the victim wanted to end their affair and planned a trip to Mexico with another woman.