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) !!
On Saturday, Todd Fisher, and his wife, Catherine Hickland, organized a public memorial service for his sister, Carrie Fisher, and mom, Debbie Reynolds, who died just a day apart back in December.
The beautiful service was held at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Hollywood Hills, and was live-streamed on Reynolds' website for all to experience.
Celebs, fans, and animals alike gathered to celebrate the lives of the legendary actresses with an event that featured a tribute song from James Blunt, a performance from the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles, a dance tribute from the Debbie Reynolds dance school, and tons of costumes and memorabilia on display.