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Jodi Arias Prosecutor Placed On Paid Administrative Leave


The homicide prosecutor who won convictions in the Jodi Arias murder case and other killings in the Phoenix area has been placed on paid administrative leave.

Maricopa County Attorney's Office spokeswoman Jennifer Liewer disclosed Juan Martinez's status late Tuesday in response to media inquiries but said the office wouldn't elaborate. Martinez attorney Donald Wilson Jr. declined to comment when contacted Wednesday by The Associated Press.

Martinez was reassigned last September within the County Attorney's Office to mostly handle non-homicide cases, which the office said would give Martinez time and flexibility to resolve still-pending attorney ethics allegations against him.

Arias is serving a life sentence in the 2008 killing of boyfriend Travis Alexander.

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