Homicide

Jodi Arias sentencing retrial resumes in Phoenix courtroom after weeklong break in testimony

Jodi Arias looks back during an evidentiary hearing regarding allegations of child porn on Travis Alexander's computer in the middle of the sentencing phase of her trial at Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014. Arias was found guilty of first degree murder in the death of former boyfriend Travis Alexander, but the jury was hung on the penalty phase, life in prison or the death sentence. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, David Wallace)  MARICOPA COUNTY OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALES

Jodi Arias looks back during an evidentiary hearing regarding allegations of child porn on Travis Alexander's computer in the middle of the sentencing phase of her trial at Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014. Arias was found guilty of first degree murder in the death of former boyfriend Travis Alexander, but the jury was hung on the penalty phase, life in prison or the death sentence. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, David Wallace) MARICOPA COUNTY OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALES  (The Associated Press)

Testimony has resumed in the sentencing retrial of convicted murderer Jodi Arias after a weeklong break.

The defense put a domestic violence expert, psychologist Robert Geffner, on the stand Monday in a Phoenix courtroom.

Testimony was put on hold Dec. 8 after Arias' defense told the judge that several witnesses refused to testify in public.

Arias was convicted of killing former boyfriend Travis Alexander at his suburban Phoenix home in 2008.

She was convicted of first-degree murder in May 2013, but jurors deadlocked on her punishment. Prosecutors are asking a new jury to impose the death sentence.

A pending defense motion asks the judge to take the death penalty off the table on grounds that police detectives deleted pornography files from Alexander's computer. The prosecution denies police did that.