Jodi Arias Trial News Update: Arias Complains About Ghostwriter on Twitter
- Selena Hill
- Jan 03, 2014 03:20 PM EST
Although convicted boyfriend killer Jodi Arias remains behind bars and is forbidden from accessing cell phones or computers, her Twitter account remains active.
She often uses the social media platform to solicit donations and promote her original drawings. However, a few days after Christmas, she tweeted what seems to be her frustration with not being able to directly control her blogs from her jail cell.
"The problem w/ blogging from jail is that I am completely reliant upon the person whom I've entrusted to post my entries," wrote the 33-year-old on Dec. 29.
"So when that person takes liberties w/ my blog and posts things I didn't authorize (or author), there's not much I can do about it other than hope the one pulling the strings removes it--then blame self 4 lacking discernment w/ whom I entrusted control over my blog," she continued.
Arias was convicted of first-degree murder on May 8 in the ghastly 2008 death of her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander in his suburban Phoenix, Ariz. home. However, the same jury that found her guilty failed to reach a unanimous decision on her sentencing. As a result, her retrial will be held to determine whether she should be sentenced to death, life in prison or life with a chance of release after serving 25 years.
According to the Epoch Times, the next hearing date is scheduled for January 3, while the trial is set to start in mid-February.
Alexander's family accused Arias of trying to push the date back for her next trial in order to thwart their efforts. However, Alexander's brother, Steven, declared that they have not been deterred. On Facebook, he revealed that the sentencing trial for the "monster that haunts" his family will begin in February of next year.