Brian Claypool on HLN Discussing the Jodi Arias Retrial
Jodi Arias was convicted of the murder of her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander by the first jury that heard the case. The jury determined that the crime was committed in “a cruel manner,” which made her eligible for the death penalty. Brian Claypool joins the conversation on HLN News Now to discuss the retrial. He suggests that the prosecution sit down with the Alexander family and inform them of the different alternatives for death penalty phase. The prosecution needs to get the family’s feedback in order to make the best decision. Claypool says that the prosecution need to show mitigating factors and trauma, or Jodi Arias might not get a death sentence.