BY Mereb Gebremariam , Mstarz reporter | Jun 13, 2013 12:14 PM EDT
Jodi Arias is still trying to save her life after Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery said he will seek the death penalty again her.
The first jury was stuck on deciding if Arias should get death after she was found guilty of first degree murder of her former lover Travis Alexander whom she brutally stabbed and shot in the face.
Now a second jury will have to decided if the young brunette will get life in prison or death, "At this point," Montgomery said, "we are still preparing to move forward to retry the penalty phase."
The retrial will commence July 18 and if the second jury is unable to come up with a unanimous decision judge Sherry Stephens will give Arias life in prison or 25 years with the eligibility of parole.
Initially Arias asked for the death penalty in an interview with Phoenix, Arizona's FOX affiliate Arias talked about her worst fear of imprisonment, "The worst outcome for me would be natural life," she told FOX. "I said years ago that I'd rather get death than life, and that still is true today." Arias said that she wanted her spiritual freedom if she couldn't be granted one in her physical form, "I believe death is the ultimate freedom, so I'd rather just have my freedom as soon as I can get it."
He convicted killer then asked for life in prison instead because she wants to good in the prison system and "preserve Travis' memory." She sayd, "It was a goal of mine to preserve his reputation," she said, adding, "I loved Travis and I looked up to him. At one point he was the world to me."
The murderer then told the first jury, "the worst thing I've ever done... before that day I wouldn't even want to harm a spider... to this day I can't believe I was capable of that kind of violence... I'm horrified by what I've done."
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.
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."
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