PHOENIX (AP) — Jodi Arias has sought the spotlight at every turn, granting numerous national television interviews from behind bars, and even during her trial.
Now facing a retrial to determine her sentence, Arias' lawyers are asking a judge to bar live TV coverage from inside the courtroom.
The irony isn't lost on prosecutors and a lawyer representing CNN.
The news network's attorney, David Bodney, told a judge during a hearing Friday that the public shouldn't be deprived the opportunity to view the trial simply "because someone can't control her own speech."
Arias was convicted of murder May 8 in the 2008 death of boyfriend Travis Alexander in his suburban Phoenix home. The same jury failed to reach a decision on whether she should get the death penalty, setting the stage for a second penalty phase.