Lifetime has released a clip of its upcoming TV movie, “Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret,” based on the trial of Jodi Arias for the murder of her former lover, Arizona man Travis Alexander, according to a May 25, 2013 ABC 15 report.
According to Lifetime’s website, the movie, slated to premiere June 22, covers the “disturbing murder trial that has captivated the nation…” and “tells the story of Jodi Arias… a seductive 28-year-old aspiring photographer recently found guilty…” of murdering Alexander “who was found nude in his apartment shower with a slit throat, 27 additional stab wounds and a bullet to the head.”
View slideshow: Photos of Jodi Arias and Travis Alexander, the Former Boyfriend She Admits Killing, Saying She Was Forced to Do So
The synopsis goes on to say that “While investigating the violent killing, Mesa, Arizona, police retrieved a digital camera from travis’ washing machine, revealing shocking images authorities claim Jodi took of their sexual escapades, as well as during and after his murder…”
Tania Raymonde (“Lost,” “Switched at Birth”) plays Arias, while Jesse Lee Soffer (“The Mob Doctor”) is portrays Alexander.
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After convicting Arias of first-degree murder on May 8, the same jury announced on May 22 it was deadlocked regarding a decision whether she should serve life behind bars or be put to death for the crime, prompting Judge Sherry Stephens to instruct them to try and resolve their disagreement and come to a decision. They failed to reach an agreement regarding Arias’ fate and on May 23, a mistrial was declared.
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Under Arizona law, a new jury may now be seated to decide Arias’ fate. If that jury cannot come to a decision, the judge would then sentence Arias to life in prison or to be eligible for release after serving 25 years—but cannot sentence her to death.
View video: Clip of Lifetime TV Movie “Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret”
Officials have announced that a status conference regarding Arias’ case is scheduled for June 20. In addition, Judge Stephens noted that if a retrial takes place, it will begin on July 18.
ABC reports that due to the mistrial, it is unclear how the Lifetime movie will end, since a redo of the penalty phase of Arias’ trial may begin after the film premieres.
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