Local TV stations request to air delayed footage in Jodi Arias's

Local TV stations request to air delayed footage in Jodi Arias's retrial

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Live coverage of the upcoming sentencing retrial of Jodi Arias has been banned. On Friday the local TV stations, including FOX 10 proposed a compromise.


Millions watched the Jodi Arias trial last year. But when Arias acts as her own attorney and fights to avoid the death penalty in her sentencing trial no one will be able to see it live.


The proposal submitted Friday suggests no live coverage but video of the trial can be aired after the court has adjourned for the day.


"The last time around Jodi said two of her witnesses received death threats during the penalty phase and refused to come to Arizona and testify. Based on that the court said no live media coverage this time around," said Brian Foster.


Jodi Arias's expert witness list this time is under seal, and that could make a difference when it comes to TV cameras.


So when the witnesses show up to testify that will be the first time that the public and media know who they are. The thought is if they testify during the day, and leave at the end of the day, there cannot be threats or intimidation if the broadcast is shown after the close of business and after that witness has testified," he said 


Ultimately this could all come down to Jodi Arias herself.


"Jodi Arias who is now representing herself gets to make the decision about whether to oppose the request to have the coverage delayed... it's not solely up to Jodi, but I will tell you if she does not oppose this request by the news stations the judge will likely allow the coverage," said Foster.


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