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Jodi Arias Back In Court Today - Will Re Trial Move Forward?

Today is October 4, 2013 - and it was supposed to be the next court appearance for Jodi Arias and her defense team in the seemingly endless legal limbo since a jury found her guilty of first degree murder on May 8, 2013. It's hard to fathom how sentencing a convicted murderer could be delayed for this many months, when her defense should have been ready to go within days of the mistrial in late May.

Arias is expected to be back in court today, but it's doubtful we will learn anything meaningful about if or when her sentencing retrial will move forward. Since the last delay back in mid September, it has been reported that a settlement conference between prosecutor Juan Martinez and Kirk Nurmi, Jennifer Willmott and Jodi Arias has been scheduled for October 24, 2013. Is this something that is routinely done in cases where a mistrial has been declared in the sentencing phase, after a defendant has already been found guilty? I wouldn't call anything that has happened with this …