Judge orders Arias to pay restitution to Alexander's family

Jodi Arias waived her appearance in court; she stayed in Perryville Prison where she is serving her life sentence without parole.

The question in court was how, and how much Jodi Arias can pay back the family of Travis Alexander for the brutal murder of her former lover back in 2008.

Arias has limited ability to make money, over the course of her life it will not amount to much.

The Alexanders had asked for more than $100,000, but there was little back and forth in court. Instead, Judge Sherry Stephens read an agreement.

"To Samantha $15,530, to Tanisha Sorenson $10,754.09," said Judge Sherry Stephens.

The judge read out sums to be paid to other family members of Travis Alexander, a total of about $31,000.

"These are amounts in addition to amounts previously ordered; there should be authorization through the Department of Corrections as authorized by Arizona law," said Stephens.

The total is less than one-third of what the family wanted. But the Alexander's have also received contributions during the course of the trial, and by not showing up in court they did not have to disclose them.

Meanwhile, Arias' attorney revealed a little bit of what she is experiencing behind bars.

"Um let's see, she is working hard to behave herself because she gets more visits. Eventually, right now just one visit a week through the glass, no contact with anyone, for the most part, she is getting along well, she is adapting, and doing what she can, she has a really good attitude," said Jennifer Willmot.

And with that Jennifer Wilmott walked away, no longer representing Jodi Arias. Case closed.

There is always a chance that Arias will pursue an appeal though her chances of winning would appear to be very slim.

Jennifer Wilmott, her trial attorney, said she is done now and is off the case for good.

Kirk Nurmi, her other attorney, withdrew some time ago.

Arias is hoping to improve her situation in prison to eventually gain more privileges and the ability to move around within the prison.

There are many rules to follow for a prisoner doing a life sentence to get that status.
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