Jodi Arias Re-Trial: New Jury Selected, Brother-In-Law, Harold Sorenson Says Family Is "Emotionally Drained", Trial Starts July 18

By Mereb Gebremariam | May 28, 2013 11:43 AM EDT
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Jodi Arias Retrial

During the penalty phase of the Jodi Arias trial the first panel of jurors deadlocked while decideing if she should get death or life in prison. Murder victim, Travis Alexander's family are said to be "drained" however "grateful" for the courts help in convicting the 32-year-old killer.

Alexander's brother-in-law Harold Sorenson spoke about the family and their current struggle of being "emotionally drained" and "overwhelmingly grateful" of the ongoing trial.

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In a statement posted to the Justice4Travis Facebook page saying:

 "I will make a comment ! These are my words only. this is not from any of the Alexander family. or even from my wife Tanisha. they are all emotionally drained. at the same time they are overwhelmingly grateful ! to the court, to judge Stevens, to the jurors all of them, especially to Juan Martinez, to the Attorney General of Arizona, who they will be meeting with very shortly, to prepare themselves emotionally mentally, for the re trial of the [third] phase, the penalty phases. this will be even harder on them then what they've experienced during the past phases of this trial. if ever they needed the world's love and support of the overwhelming majority that have been there for them. it would be this re trial of the penalty phase. please keep the family continually in your hearts, in your prayer as the fight for justice is not just for Travis alone, but for the past and future victims of the world that the DP can be respected, and upheld when it truly is warranted. let goodness prevail over evil, we love you, and deeply respect the overwhelming support . god bless true victims and justice for Travis Alexander. thank you [Harold] Sorenson."

 After the first jury couldn't come to a unanimous vote on whether Arias should get the death penalty of life in prison, a second jury will be picked to decide the outcome during the retrial on July 18.

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