Thursday, December 5 2013 9:15 AM EST2013-12-05 14:15:24 GMT
The aunt of a 12 year old girl police say was raped several times dating back to this summer still finds it difficult to find the words to describe her pain. "It's like my world fell from underneath meMore >>
Police said the rape of a 12-year-old girl now includes five people and more arrests could be on the way. Her aunt still finds it difficult to find the words to describe her pain.More >>
Friday, December 6 2013 4:48 AM EST2013-12-06 09:48:01 GMT
An investigation is underway into the death of a boater in Livingston Parish. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said a man died in a boating accident on the Blood River Thursday afternoon.More >>
An investigation is underway into the death of a boater in Livingston Parish. It happened on the Blood River Thursday afternoon. More >>
Thursday, December 5 2013 6:32 PM EST2013-12-05 23:32:44 GMT
Police said the rape of a 12-year-old girl now includes six people. Police said the victim was raped several times, dating back to this summer. Five men are still behind bars in the East Baton Rouge ParishMore >>
Police said the rape of a 12-year-old girl now includes six people. Police said the victim was raped several times, dating back to this summer.More >>
Thursday, December 5 2013 6:11 PM EST2013-12-05 23:11:15 GMT
Freshman LSU running back Jeryl Brazil is once again in trouble with the law, but this time it is for being connected to a burglary in the Baton Rouge area. The Baton Rouge Police Department has issuedMore >>
Freshman LSU running back Jeryl Brazil is once again in trouble with the law, but this time it is for being connected to a burglary in the Baton Rouge area.More >>
Thursday, December 5 2013 11:53 PM EST2013-12-06 04:53:21 GMT
Ascension deputies are looking for a Maurepas man that allegedly stole cars after taking them for a test drive.According to reports, Shane Richey, 42, asked to test drive a pickup at All Star Ford of PrairievilleMore >>
Ascension deputies are looking for a Maurepas man that allegedly stole cars after taking them for a test drive.More >>
PHOENIX (CBS5) -
Jodi Arias told the jury that she "never meant to cause Travis so much pain" and that she would contribute to society from prison if she is allowed to live.
Arias addressed the jury Tuesday morning in the penalty phase of her trial as the panel considers whether to sentence her to live in prison or give her the death penalty.
The penalty phase of Arias' trial was scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday following Monday events that included another denial for a mistrial by Judge Sherry Stephens and a request to withdraw from the case by defense attorneys. The court session was delayed and Arias began addressing the jury just before 11 a.m.
Arias said if she lives, she'd like to start a book club in prison.
Arias also says she never meant to cause pain to the family of Travis Alexander and that her family kept her from committing suicide.
Arias showed pictures of herself as a child and photos of her family and friends.
Defense attorney Kirk Nurmi said one of Arias' friends, Patti Womack, who was scheduled to be a witness on Monday allegedly received death threats and was scared to testify. The judge reiterated on Tuesday that Womack would not be present to testify on Arias' behalf.
Nurmi's request for a mistrial was based on his claims that Arias had not gotten a fair trial because their motions to sequester the jury and keep cameras out of the courtroom were denied.
After Stephens denied the request, Nurmi immediately followed with the defense's request to withdraw from the case.
Stephens also denied the request to withdraw, and Nurmi told the judge that the defense will not have any witnesses testify on Arias' behalf in the penalty phase of the trial.
Arias has already told a local television station that she would prefer the death penalty over life in prison, but in court on Tuesday she asked the jurors to spare her life.
Following Arias' testimony, the judge read the final jury instructions. The jury began deliberating about 3 p.m. on Tuesday and wrapped for the day at 4:30 p.m. They are expected to return to court at 10 a.m. Wednesday to continue deliberating.
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