Arias is spared from the death penalty after the jury deadlocks over whether she should be executed or given a life-sentence. This is the second time a jury has been unable to reach a decision on her punishment. Arias’s sentence is up to the judge, who will either sentence her to life in prison or to a life term with the possibility of parole after 25 years. The victim’s siblings issued a statement:
[We] are saddened by the jury’s inability to reach a decision on the death penalty, however, we understand the difficulty of the decision, and have nothing but respect for the jury’s time.