Arias sentencing retrial: People wait for the verdict

With the Jodi Arias sentencing retrial winding down, people have started to once again gather outside the courthouse in anticipation of the verdict.

On Tuesday, the scene was very much like when Jodi Arias was found guilty nearly two years ago and opinions on the case are still very strong.

"He tormented that little girl," said Joan Wells, who is following the trial.  "There are so many guys that do that and they get away with it."

Mixed opinions from this group as some of them spent the morning watching closing arguments either in the courtroom or via closed circuit TV in an overflow room in the courthouse.

"I'm not falling for the oh, poor pitiful me," said Diane Acosta.  "She is just plying the best card that she can and she is going to make him look like the bad guy after he is dead and can't defend himself.  She needs to be punished for what she did."

"I hate to say it this way, but he can't talk, so we won't know the truth, so how can you say who is telling the truth and who is not," said Stephanie Flores.

Every day, supporters of Arias and people who just want to see the trial in person line up to get one of about 20 seats reserved for the public.

Ron Starky has been in the courtroom off and on throughout the entire retrial.

"I was sitting there thinking, she is 35 years old. She did this when she was 27.  I can't believe a trial can go on that long.  It is just unimaginable to me," he said.  "But you know, you start at 9:30, you have a 1.5 hour lunch and you quit at 4:00.  No wonder it takes so long."

Be sure to stick with FOX 10 for continuing coverage of the trial.  As soon as the jury reaches a verdict, we will bring it to you live on TV and streaming coverage on FOX10Phoenix.com.

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