A judge has granted a request from Jodi Arias to represent herself in her upcoming retrial to determine whether she deserves the death penalty.
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00:01 Breaking news concerning -- area yes I judge has ruled
00:05 that areas. Can represent herself in the upcoming penalty phase of
00:09 her murder trial. The 34 year old convicted killer faces the
00:13 death penalty for killing her ex boyfriend six years ago. Areas
00:17 was convicted of murder last year but the jury was deadlocked
00:20 on whether she should get life in prison or death. A
00:23 new trial for sentencing is set to start September. Areas told
00:27 judge -- Stevens of her intentions to act as her own
00:30 lawyer and Stevens granted that request.