Jodi Arias Sentencing Retrial: waiting for the verdict

Seven years and we are finally nearing the end of the Jodi Arias saga.

Seven years and a trial that has cost taxpayers a lot of money.

The Maricopa County Attorney is speaking out about the trial and it's cost.

"Justice doesn't come on the cheap... the amount of cost to my office I will share after the verdict comes in," said Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery.

"Our criminal justice system is much like some of our observation of our political system, it may not be perfect, but it is the best we have got," he said.

It's been close to seven years since the murder. Jodi was found guilty in May of 2013, this retrial of the sentencing phase got underway back in October.

Through the whole process there have been many people who have been in the courtroom almost every day. They've been following the trial closely and after the jury got the case, they shared their observations.

"I did notice when she left the courtroom she had a big smile on her face, and it kinda surprised me that a woman who is facing the death penalty would be smiling in any way, shape, or form," said Mikal Ann Dillon.

"I hope for the family's sake it is the death penalty... Mr. Nurmi kept trying to point her out saying 'look at that girl' you are going to kill that girl, I don't like that he said that, but I don't think the jury was phased by that, and I have been watching them for days," said Dawn Coons.

"I have been a juror and it is an incredible responsibility that you take very seriously, mine was not a death penalty case so I can imagine they are going to take their time," said Fodie Judd.

"In my eyes once again this not about Jodi, this is not about Travis's family, this is about a horrific crime that justice needs to be served in," said Kathy Brown.

Stick with FOX 10 for coverage on the Jodi Arias jury deliberations. When the verdict does come down we will broadcast it live on air and on YouTube at YouTube.com/FOX10Phoenix

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