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Jodi Arias' sentencing hearing can be covered on live TV, judge rules

Jodi Arias appearing for her trial in Maricopa County Superior court in Phoenix, on Jan. 9, 2013.

Jodi Arias appearing for her trial in Maricopa County Superior court in Phoenix, on Jan. 9, 2013.  (ap)

A judge will permit live video coverage of convicted murderer Jodi Arias' sentencing April 13.

But Maricopa County Superior Court spokeswoman Karen Arra said in an email Monday that some footage could be excluded because some witnesses may not want to be photographed.

Judge Sherry Stephens will decide whether Arias will spend the rest of her life in prison for killing her lover or be eligible for possible release after 25 years.

A jury deadlocked on Arias' punishment March 5, removing the death penalty as a possibility.

It was the second time a jury couldn't decide her punishment. She was convicted of killing Travis Alexander in a 2013 trial that was broadcast live. It became a sensation with tawdry details of their relationship and grisly descriptions of the 2008 slaying.

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Live footage of the penalty retrial wasn't allowed.

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