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Before 5 o'clock in Phoenix Arizona and the unthinkable has happened.
The jury has come back -- no decision on life or death for -- areas.
And that no decision means a whole new jury will be empaneled in July and they'll go through this penalty phase all over again.
Will they be able to do it in Maricopa County will they be granted today a change of venue as most legal analysts have said prior to this that most likely they would -- Will the defense lawyers asked to be taken off the case again.
And -- of the prosecutors here are the right -- is with us here in studio Fox News legal analyst studio -- legal contributor.
It just it is just a disaster.
It is it is a disaster and it's not fair.
You know other station -- basically at this point to when the jury -- as the unanimous decision the fact oh it's life without parole exact that's what we do here what -- happen here is that this next Jerry doesn't do it.
The judge of the choice between.
Life without parole or natural life I haven't on the research this or what the differences between life without parole and natural light and -- ray says something on the straights.
Yeah -- just -- talking RD it's very important point out -- because now being told there is a little bit of wiggle room here for prosecutors remember we always said that there was an option to in this an option one -- -- paneling a brand new jury and going over part of the penalty phase.
Is if prosecutors decided they wanted to waive the death penalty and agreed to life in prison will now there's been a status hearing that has been set for June 20 which means that they will meet with prosecutors.
And they will discuss going forward now it seems like a long shot because these prosecutors had been adamant about going for the death -- -- but.
It still leaves a little bit of a grace period for them 27 days.
Where they can figure out if this will work if they can figure -- a change of venue if they can figure out how to get a jury.
And the prosecutors could it.
In theory say you know what we're gonna agree to give her life in prison and then cut a deal with the defense attorneys say here's the deal.
You take life in prison with out the possibility of parole which is really important because right now Arizona doesn't have a mechanism.
That gives life in prison any type or any chance of overall.
But someday down the line twenty years from now if that laws passed that gives them that.
She would have to -- that so in other words the deal would be she would accept life in prison.
Without any possibility of parole or they're going forward with the death penalty that's just one theory but prosecutors -- said from day one.
They believe this is a death penalty case.
And for them to quit in the middle of it seems highly unlikely but there ray is that little bit of leeway they have now -- but it looks very much like.
They will impanel a brand new death penalty jury.
-- I'm I'm so hopeful that one of these jurors -- -- group of these jurors will come we were told earlier that three of the jurors were seen crying I believe you reported that right traits.
Yes three of the women were crying as they left the court remember you've got the Alexander family they are emotional wreck right now I mean they've been pulled aside.
They can you imagine that you go through four and a half months of this you are expecting this to happen and you get me the verdict is no verdict.
Very emotionally draining -- You know if there's somebody else to whom they can turn on this Arthur.
And about the prosecutor shepherd at -- what this does -- Stanley has been through it and you we've heard there are heart wrenching cries.
They should be the -- making that decision you want to go through this again you want to have this open ended part of your life for weeks and months and who knows how much longer.
Or do you want -- just as they put her in jail forever that would be an interesting turn of events are waiting to hear from lawyers in the case we expect they may be speaking.
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