They argued that the lead detective in the case lied in a 2008 hearing when he testified that Arias shot Travis Alexander before she stabbed him. That testimony, in part, made this a death penalty case. During the actual trial, the same detective said Arias shot Alexander AFTER she’d stabbed him.
The discrepancy didn’t convince the AZ Supreme Court to pause the trial and consider the death penalty question, 12News reporter Chris Williams revealed, although the judges may consider it at a later time.
The court ordered the trial to resume on Monday.
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