Lawyers had issues with Jodi Arias juror's social media use

Mar 10, 2015 7:16 PM by News Staff

PHOENIX (AP) - As the jury in the Jodi Arias case reached an impasse, prosecutors and fellow jurors tried to remove a holdout who was the only obstacle in the way of a death sentence.

A document released Tuesday by the judge reveals the behind-the-scenes wrangling as Arias' fate hung in the balance. The jury was deadlocked 11-1 in favor of the death penalty, and a mistrial was declared Thursday.

The jurors were upset at what they viewed as the holdout's bias. Prosecutors also had issues with the juror's social media activity as she "liked" several local TV stations and the HLN network's Nancy Grace on Facebook.

The holdout said her opinions on the case were being ignored by the other jurors.

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