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Judge Declares Mistrial In Jodi Arias Case Because Of A Hung Jury — She WON'T Be Getting The Death Penalty

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If the jury cannot ALL come to one decision, that usually is an indication of what's about to happen.

And what happened in the trial of Jodi Arias is that the judge has declared a mistrial because of a hung jury who could NOT come up with a unanimous decision.

The deadlock happened AGAIN after the first jury, which two years ago convicted Jodi of murder, could not figure out if Jodi Arias should receive the death penalty.

It is believed at this point that the defendant will now receive life in prison for the murder of her boyfriend Travis Alexander which she was found guilty of in May 2013.

[ Related: Jodi Arias Prosecutors Seek Death Penalty For Brutal Murder Of Ex-Lover, AGAIN! ]

It was the judge for the Maricopa County Superior Court — Judge Sherry Stephens — who declared the mistrial on Thursday, and she later confirmed that only one out of the twelve jurors had voted against the death penalty.

The reaction to the decision was not a happy one for one of Travis Alexander's sisters, who told reporters while leaving the courtroom the following:

"The real justice will be in the afterlife, when Jodi burns in hell."

The Alexander family later released a statement that said:

"[They're] saddened by the jury's inability to reach a decision on the death penalty. However, they understand the difficulty of the decision, and have nothing but respect for the jury's time. They appreciate Deputy Count Attorney's Juan Martinez and appreciate the outpouring of support they have received from the public."

Unlike the first trial, Jodi Arias did NOT take the stand to defend herself against the charges that she stabbed Alexander in the shower at his home in Arizona in 2008.

And while it's clear many are outraged that she will not be receiving the death penalty, at the very least it must be a good thing to know she will be spending the rest of her life behind bars and the victim's family can start the process of moving on from this very painful and harrowing chapter of their life.

Check out a video of the court proceedings that highlight MORE information down (below) !!

[Image via AP Images.]

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