PHOENIX — Jurors who are deciding whether convicted murderer Jodi Arias will get the death penalty or life in prison for killing her boyfriend in Arizona will resume deliberations Monday.

The jury in Maricopa County Superior Court didn’t reach a decision Thursday after getting the case a day earlier. Court is in recess Friday.

Arias was convicted of first-degree murder in May 2013, but jurors deadlocked on her punishment, prompting a penalty retrial before a new jury.

If this jury deadlocks, the death penalty will be removed as an option and the judge will decide whether Arias serves life in prison without parole, or with the possibility of release after 25 years.

Arias’ trial was broadcast live and became a sensation with its tawdry revelations that she shot and slit the throat of Travis Alexander at his suburban Phoenix home in June 2008.

The jury got the case Wednesday after a defense lawyer made his final plea for mercy.

Kirk Nurmi said Arias, now 34, was the victim of a twisted relationship in which she was sexually humiliated by Alexander, who was killed after he and Arias had sex and took intimate photos.

“Why did we go from this sexual encounter to the killing?” Nurmi said. “Because of this tumultuous relationship. Because the emotional stress all this was bringing on.”

Arias consistently looked at her attorney as he pleaded for her life. When a prosecutor made his closing arguments on Tuesday, she occasionally cast her eyes on the jury but mostly looked elsewhere.

Closing arguments Tuesday featured dueling images from the defense and prosecution that portrayed the case in much different lights.

The defense showed happy photos of Arias from her childhood and time with Alexander. The prosecutor showed gruesome crime-scene photos of the victim’s slit throat.

Prosecutor Juan Martinez called Arias dishonest, questioned her claim that she’s remorseful for having killed Alexander, and tried to minimize the role her psychological problems played in the case.

“It doesn’t provide an excuse,” said Martinez, who later asked jurors to sentence Arias to death.

Prosecutors said Arias attacked Alexander in a jealous rage after he wanted to end their affair and planned a trip to Mexico with another woman.

Arias has acknowledged killing Alexander but said it was self-defense after he attacked her.

Nurmi portrayed Alexander as a man divided between his Mormon faith and sexual desires that led him to have relationships with several women.

The defense attorney said Alexander used Arias to quench his sexual urges, called her demeaning names and told her she was soulless.

Martinez said Arias falsely attacked Alexander’s character to draw attention from her own actions.

Arias passed up a chance to address the jury, saying she wanted to make such comments but insisting the courtroom be cleared. The judge said an appeals court has forbidden Arias from making such comments behind closed doors.

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