ARIZONA -- CBS is reporting after three days of deliberating in the penalty phase of the trial, the jury told the judge they couldn't decide on a sentence for 32-year old Jodi Arias for killing her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander.
Jury deliberations started Tuesday afternoon. The jury was weighing in on whether Jodi Arias should get the death penalty or be sentenced to life in prison. Jurors told the judge they were not able to reach a unanimous decision. A CBS reporter in the courtroom said some jurors were crying as they left, mouthing "I'm so sorry."
This is the same jury that found Jodi Arias guilty of first-degree murder for killing Travis Alexander in 2008.
In Arizona law, if a jury cannot reach a unanimous decision on sentencing the panel will be dismissed and a new jury selection will begin for a new panel to hear arguments regarding Arias' sentence, according to CBS. If the second panel isn't able to reach an agreement then the judge would sentence Arias to life in prison with or without the possibility of release after 25 years.
Jodi Arias took the stand Tuesday for the penalty phase of the trial. The Salinas native talked about her childhood and growing up. Arias argued that if she was kept alive she could still be able to make a positive contribution to society if she were sentenced to life in prison instead of death.
Arias told the jury if they spared her life, she would use her life in prison to donate her hair to Wigs for Kids, create prison recycling programs and make T-shirts to raise money for victims of domestic abuse.
The penalty phase comes after Arias was convicted of first-degree murder for killing ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander in 2008.
A woman hasn't been executed in Arizona since 1930. According to the Arizona Department of Corrections there are 122 men currently on death row along with three women.
A CBS News reporter in the courtroom said the next penalty phase for the trial will begin on July 18th.
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