Homicide

Jurors in Jodi Arias case reach a verdict on sentence of life or death for convicted killer

  • FILE - This Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, file photo, Jodi Arias, right, sits with her defense attorney Jennifer Willmott during the sentencing phase of her retrial at Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix. The jury in the Arias case has reached a verdict on whether the convicted murderer should be sentenced to life in prison or death for killing her lover nearly seven years ago on Thursday, March 5, 2015.    (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Mark Henle, Pool, File)

    FILE - This Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, file photo, Jodi Arias, right, sits with her defense attorney Jennifer Willmott during the sentencing phase of her retrial at Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix. The jury in the Arias case has reached a verdict on whether the convicted murderer should be sentenced to life in prison or death for killing her lover nearly seven years ago on Thursday, March 5, 2015. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Mark Henle, Pool, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • Tanisha Sorenson, sister of murder victim Travis Alexander, cries as she leaves the courthouse with family and friends, Thursday, March 5, 2015, in Phoenix. A judge declared a mistrial Thursday in the Jodi Arias sentencing retrial after a jury deadlocked on whether the convicted murderer should be executed or sent to prison for life for the 2008 killing of Travis Alexander. (AP Photo/Matt York)

    Tanisha Sorenson, sister of murder victim Travis Alexander, cries as she leaves the courthouse with family and friends, Thursday, March 5, 2015, in Phoenix. A judge declared a mistrial Thursday in the Jodi Arias sentencing retrial after a jury deadlocked on whether the convicted murderer should be executed or sent to prison for life for the 2008 killing of Travis Alexander. (AP Photo/Matt York)  (The Associated Press)

  • Tanisha Sorenson, sister of murder victim Travis Alexander, cries as she leaves the court house with family and friends, Thursday, March 5, 2015, in Phoenix. A judge declared a mistrial Thursday in the Jodi Arias sentencing retrial after a jury deadlocked on whether the convicted murderer should be executed or sent to prison for life for the 2008 killing of Travis Alexander.(AP Photo/Matt York)

    Tanisha Sorenson, sister of murder victim Travis Alexander, cries as she leaves the court house with family and friends, Thursday, March 5, 2015, in Phoenix. A judge declared a mistrial Thursday in the Jodi Arias sentencing retrial after a jury deadlocked on whether the convicted murderer should be executed or sent to prison for life for the 2008 killing of Travis Alexander.(AP Photo/Matt York)  (The Associated Press)

A court in Phoenix says the jury in the Jodi Arias case has reached a verdict on whether the convicted murderer should be sentenced to life in prison or death for killing her lover nearly seven years ago.

Maricopa County Superior Court says the decision will be read at 9:30 a.m. MST.

Jurors deliberated for five days. Earlier this week, Arias' attorneys said jurors were at an impasse, but the judge denied a mistrial request.

Arias was convicted of murder in 2013 after a lengthy trial that became a sensation with its tawdry revelations about her relationship with victim Travis Alexander.

That jury deadlocked on her punishment, prompting the sentencing retrial that began in October.