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Jodi Arias wants to be a lawyer, will represent herself in penalty hearing

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Jodi Arias wants to be a lawyer, will represent herself in penalty hearing

By Rebecca Lewis. CREATED Aug 5, 2014

The Arizona woman who was convicted of killing her ex-boyfriend wants to be her own lawyer now.

34-year-old Jodi Arias will represent herself in her sentencing re-trial. The judge granted her motion on Monday, but strongly advised against it.

Arias will have the task of arguing a death penalty case despite having no legal experience and no college degree or high school diploma.

Arias got her GED in jail.

A jury found Arias guilty of first degree murder last April for killing her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander in 2008. The jury couldn't agree on a sentence.

Her penalty hearing starts Sept. 8. The jury will only consider life, or a death sentence.

Rebecca Lewis

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Rebecca Lewis is currently an Interactive Web Editor for ktnv.com and KTNV Mobile.