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Arias lawyers request appeal extension, filing under seal

June 5, 2018

PHOENIX (AP) — Jodi Arias’ lawyers apparently want more time to file the appeal of her murder conviction and also are still asking to be allowed to file at least part of it under seal.

The Arizona Court of Appeals docket lists a motion filed Monday that is described briefly in its title, but the motion’s full contents are sealed and unavailable to the public.

Court spokeswoman Heather Murphy said Tuesday the court didn’t rule immediately on the motion.

The court on May 30 denied a request by Arias’ lawyers to be allowed to file her appeal brief under seal but said the lawyers could request that portions be filed under seal.

Wednesday is the latest deadline to file the appeal.

Arias is serving a life sentence in ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander’s 2008 death.

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