Extension sought in appealing Jodi Arias' murder conviction - Tucson News Now

Extension sought in appealing Jodi Arias' murder conviction

PHOENIX (AP) - Lawyers for Jodi Arias are seeking a three-month extension in appealing her 2013 murder conviction in the death of her former boyfriend.

The attorneys missed a Wednesday deadline for handing in their appellate brief, and they requested an extension Thursday.

The Arizona Court of Appeals hasn't ruled on the request.

Arias' attorneys cited several reasons for an extension, including that one of her lawyers faces a chronic health issue.

The appeal had already been delayed by about a year after problems were discovered in transcripts of Arias' trial.

Prosecutors say Arias attacked Travis Alexander after he wanted to end their affair and planned a trip with another woman.

Arias acknowledged killing Alexander, but claimed it was self-defense after he attacked her.

She is serving a life sentence for the conviction.

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