Arizona Appeals Court Upholds Jodi Arias' Murder Conviction

Mar 25, 2020

The Arizona Court of Appeals has upheld Jodi Arias’ first-degree murder conviction and life prison sentence in the 2008 killing of her former boyfriend.

Jodi Arias was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of her boyfriend in 2008.
Credit (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Cheryl Evans, Pool)

Arias' lawyers had argued that a prosecutor's misconduct and a judge's failure to control news coverage deprived her of the right to a fair trial in the high-profile case.

The three-member appeals court Tuesday unanimously concluded that prosecutor Juan Martinez's conduct in the case didn’t outweigh the overwhelming evidence of Arias' guilt.

Arias was convicted of killing ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander at his home in Mesa.