Homicide

Arizona court releases transcripts of closed-door testimony by convicted murderer Jodi Arias

FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2015, file photo, Jodi Arias sits during her sentencing phase retrial in Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix.  Officials have released transcripts of closed-door testimony given two months ago by Arias during her sentencing retrial. The public was barred from watching the testimony after a judge said the witness, whose name was then kept secret, was skittish and wouldn't testify unless the courtroom was closed. Arias was convicted last year in the murder of her boyfriend Travis Alexander, but jurors deadlocked on her punishment. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Tom Tingle, File)

FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2015, file photo, Jodi Arias sits during her sentencing phase retrial in Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix. Officials have released transcripts of closed-door testimony given two months ago by Arias during her sentencing retrial. The public was barred from watching the testimony after a judge said the witness, whose name was then kept secret, was skittish and wouldn't testify unless the courtroom was closed. Arias was convicted last year in the murder of her boyfriend Travis Alexander, but jurors deadlocked on her punishment. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Tom Tingle, File)  (The Associated Press)

Officials have released transcripts of closed-door testimony given two months ago by convicted murderer Jodi Arias during her sentencing retrial.

The public was barred from watching the testimony after a judge said the witness, whose name was then kept secret, was skittish and wouldn't testify unless the courtroom was closed.

News organizations protested the closure. The transcripts were released Tuesday weeks after an appeals court ordered the move.

Arias was convicted last year in the murder of her boyfriend Travis Alexander, but jurors deadlocked on her punishment.

A new jury has been picked to decide whether she should be sentenced to life in prison or receive the death penalty.