PHOENIX – The Arizona Supreme Court won't reconsider a ruling that bars convicted murderer Jodi Arias from testifying in secret at her sentencing retrial.
The court denied Arias' petition for review without comment Tuesday. That means a November ruling by the Arizona Court of Appeals will stand.
The appeals court overturned the trial judge's ruling that barred the public from being present during testimony from a witness that later was revealed to be Arias. A transcript of the testimony was released last month.
Arias was convicted of first-degree murder in May 2013 in the 2008 killing of former boyfriend Travis Alexander. However, jurors deadlocked on her punishment.
A new jury was impaneled last year to decide whether she gets life in prison or a death sentence.
The sentencing retrial resumes Wednesday morning.