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There was stunned silence in the Colorado courtroom when a judge announced that theater shooter James Holmes was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole after the jury failed to come to a unanimous decision on the death penalty.

Holmes shot and killed 12 people watching the movie The Dark Knight Rises and injured 70 more on July 20, 2012.

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Jodi Arias made one more attempt to kick the public and press out of the courtroom so that she could speak to the jury in secret as her death penalty retrial neared an end Monday.

The Arias defense team rested their case Monday, but Arizona law gives a convicted defendant a chance to address the jury directly before sentencing without being cross-examined by prosecutors.

But Maricopa

Jodi Arias’ attempt to get the death penalty taken off the table as a possible punishment for murdering her boyfriend Travis Alexander has failed, with the court rejecting her lawyers’ 17 reasons for dismissal.

RadarOnline.com can reveal that Judge Sherry Stephens issued a ruling late Wednesday denying the Arias motions on all points, clearing the way for the death penalty retrial to continue.

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Heather Mack’s legal situation has taken an even worse turn.

In the latest move to help 19-year-old Mack, her U.S. based legal team has advised that she hire a new local lawyer to defend her against the charges that she and boyfriend Tommy Schaefer, 21, killed her mother while on a trip to Bali.

Her Chicago attorney, Michael Elkin, recommended to Haposan Sihombing, her local legal representative, that he hire Raja

On the fourth day of the often combative cross examination between murder defendant Jodi Arias and Juan Martinez, the pit bull prosecutor seemed determined to prove premeditated murder in order to seal the 32-year-old’s fate with the death penalty.

In an on the stand grilling that went back and forth like a tennis match, Martinez meticulously laid out the evidence that Travis Alexander‘s violent killing was planned – and not… Continue reading Jodi Arias Prosecutor Hammers Home Premeditation Argument In Bid To Win Death Penalty Verdict