Crime

Jodi Arias Trial: Five Things to Watch for Between Now and July 18

Jodi Arias coverage has been in the doldrums since the May 23 non-decision by the jury on the death penalty.

Some news media outlets are digging up crumbs leftover from the trial. Nancy Grace and CNN resorted to interviewing Arias' fellow jail inmates; Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio announced last month that Arias would no longer be allowed to speak to the media.

That's as big a relief to most thinking people as it is a ratings disaster for HLN and other news outlets that relied on the Arias trial to sell ads.

For those with AOD, Arias Obsession Disorder, (we've been trying to shake a mild case ourselves since parachuting into the trial coverage in early February...), the news gap has been somewhat startling. No new details forthcoming about what Travis Alexander wanted to do with Arias, no venom-filled barbs from Juan Martinez -- no new statements by Arias at all? Even Arias' Twitter account has been silent lately, with no tweets since 9:59 a.m. on May 29.

Fortunately, more coverage is coming up. Here are five things to watch out for between now and July 18, the date scheduled for a retrial of the penalty phase:

See also: Jodi Arias's Kinky Murder Trial in Arizona Jodi Arias Trial: Arizona Supreme Court Declines Review of "Cruel" Factor; Arias Execution Still Possible

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Ray Stern has worked as a newspaper reporter in Arizona for more than two decades. He's won numerous awards for his reporting, including the Arizona Press Club's Don Bolles Award for Investigative Journalism.