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This is studio big.
It's the bottom of the hour time for the top of the news seems convicted killer -- areas can't find a friend.
Our defense team announced it will not be calling any witnesses to testify on her behalf.
At the sentencing phase of her trial as a jury decides -- -- -- areas should die for her crime.
This -- happen after a friend of -- areas it was set to testify about her character pulled out reportedly claiming she got death threats.
And ex boyfriend also -- to testify -- -- -- path looks like that's not happening either.
And without any witnesses we're expecting -- areas to address the jury by herself only tomorrow.
The same Arizona jurors who convicted -- areas and murder in the first degree.
In the death of her former lover stabbing him 27 time shooting him and slitting its throat premiered here.
Now during this sentencing phase the jury has but two options they can -- -- -- to prison for the rest of her life or they can sentence her to death.
Trace Gallagher with a news he's alive and our West Coast news of the defense asked for a mistrial on what grounds.
Well the defense argued ship -- all of this extreme television coverage led to this being you know a circus and the fact that the witness wouldn't testify is the same reason that they pulled out because the TV coverage.
Led her to be intimidated.
And on top of that the fans -- -- areas of fans again mr.
offered these death threats now areas attorney said -- witnesses are simply afraid to testify.
The jury never gets the full picture -- -- about to -- Under strict on in Washington we are in a position where we cannot provide perspective -- -- -- -- counsel at this stage of the proceedings.
Present the complete picture that is an incumbent upon us.
But prosecutors say the real reason the -- areas friend refused to testify is because her drug.
History -- -- to prosecution of course the judge denied that motion for a mistrial -- parts -- nothing today what happens tomorrow Trace.
Well 930 local time 12:30 eastern -- areas will take the -- the stand again this time it's called -- fusion which means that she cannot be questioned and she cannot be cross examined she simply makes her statement.
Then the prosecutor has a chance to read but if he wants very few people expect him to do that and then after closing arguments the jury will get this again.
And you throw and the fact they've already agreed that this was a heinous and depraved crime.
And then the family impact statements from Travis Alexander's family out on top of that nobody testifying.
On behalf of -- -- some legal experts will tell you that it looks very grip.
For -- areas.
Tomorrow -- Trace Gallagher live -- thanks a lot let's take this to a lawyer.
Fox News legal analyst in studio B contributor -- right dollar.
-- have you with us today Arthur I don't know if if you were trying to save your client from the death penalty and your client told the jury through fox ten Arizona.
That she wanted to die.
Mean what do you do.
Did you what they did they ask the judge let -- -- this case they've done it I think this is the third time I've actually lost count.
They've gotten back in the judge's chambers in private meetings -- -- -- and is not.
Because they're not getting paid of the government's paying them.
They just conflict to -- a client is going on television saying.
Just kill me that's freedom death -- freedom I want as fast as possible and now they're putting client on the stand supposedly tomorrow who's gonna ask them to save her life.
You're you're not allowed to put a client on the stand -- you know is lying.
So good -- -- -- couldn't -- convinced you -- I did the murder and then they want to confess to testify and say I didn't do the murder as an attorney the only thing you're allowed to do put them on this and say.
You want to talk to the jury got to talk to the jury so.
They're conflict in six ways from Sunday they're making all of these mistrial motions maybe that's that is preserving some appellate issues.
I think the jury's gonna act swiftly they have done so what every opportunity that they have had.
And I think they're gonna try to decide what is the ultimate punishment is really death or is it really putting her in a box for the rest of -- life.
-- I wondered if maybe.
And we don't have any idea but I wonder just for the reason he just laid out if she hadn't said.
Yet there'll theory was four or something about confessing that yes it was murder in the first degree by the letter of the law and here's how I did and why did and then then they couldn't.
Ethically putter up there and let a shot -- they -- so what she did.
Still say it look -- -- I mean if they can't be involved no but correct but.
What -- -- options tomorrow is to go -- their -- that she could look at the Jerry -- OK she really wants to die she can do that.
Note you get asked when she's allowed to ask for plea for a life she's allowed to beg for mercy she's loves OK let me confess I did it.
I'm remorseful I'm sorry I heard all those family members hysterically trying last week you saw I was crying as well.
I lost my mind please don't kill me just let me live in -- box for the rest of my life.
And and she can she's allowed to do that is lots of -- and I've never been in trouble before my life the judge to -- -- that I'm an artist.
I've probably -- got a good person except for these fifteen minutes of my life so please don't kill me she could beg for mercy and and these lawyers.
Who don't -- be part of this -- -- -- to be you know she's been that she's been tweeting through a friend from jail but I'm sure they could not have been.
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Arthur thank you thank you --
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