February 22, 2016
Jodi Arias was sentenced to life in prison for the gruesome 2008 murder of her ex-boyfriend, Travis Alexander – but at least one juror from her case says she thinks Arias deserved a much more severe sentence.
While Arias, who was 34 at the time of her sentence in April 2015, will have no possibility for parole, juror Holly tells Dr. Phil that the jury basically agreed Arias should be sentenced to death – except for one lone holdout juror.
On Monday’s Dr. Phil, Holly talks about the jury’s deliberations and how this trial ended with another hung jury.
“Except for … one juror, that is certainly entitled to her opinion … you believe [Arias] would’ve gotten the death penalty?” Dr. Phil asks. “Everybody else believed that this was an evil, intentional, premediated act?”
“Definitely,” Holly claims. “Absolutely.” She continues, “[I]n my opinion, Jodi and her defense team were manipulating her.”
Holly also talked about Arias’ courtroom demeanor toward the jury during the trial.