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Jodi Arias Trial Verdict Update: Mistrial Jury Foreman Received Death Threats Over Lack Of Death Penalty Verdict Fail (VIDEO)

The jury foreman in Jodi Arias' first-degree murder trial has received death threats after the jury failed to reach a unanimous decision on May 24 which forced the judge to declare a mistrial.

By Sonya Magett, EnStars on Jun 06, 2013 05:05 PM EDT
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Jodi Arias is pictured during her trial at Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix, Arizona April 9, 2013. Arias is on trial for the killing of her boyfriend, Travis Alexander, in 2008. (Photo : Reuters)

The jury foreman in Jodi Arias' first-degree murder trial has received death threats after the jury failed to reach a unanimous decision on May 24 which forced the judge to declare a mistrial.

William Zervakos, the jury foreman in Arias' sensational six-month trial, has received hate mail with death threats ever since the jury deadlocked on reaching the decision for the convicted murderer to receive the death penalty, according to his son.

"Today I read hate mail my dad had gotten," Zervakos' unidentified son wrote on his Tumblr blog,Ten Thousand Hours on May 25. He said he viewed something from "some person had sent him a threatening message complete with his (own) email address, full name, and phone number."

Zervakos' son said he also read comments about his father posted on the internet that suggested he must have been infatuated by Arias and did not care for Arizona prosecutor Juan Martinez.

"I also read some comments on an article online about my dad. Surreal," he wrote in the commentary. "They say my dad was fooled by the defendant, that he was taken with her, that he hated the prosecutor."

The comments, hate mail and threats came on the heels of Zervakos' statements made on May 24 following the mistrial announcement. The foreman told Inside Edition  he believed that Arias was "crucified in the court of public opinion."

"What she did was horrible, there's no question about it, but this is a human being. Our jury's prudence system is based on innocent until proven guilty," Zervakos said in the news report. "And this girl was crucified in the court of public opinion. We didn't know that of course until after the fact," he added.

Zerkavos revealed that the majority of the 12 jurors voted for the death penalty, they were deadlocked 8-4. He did not reveal what he voted in his interview/

Arias was found guilty of murder in the first-degree murder on May 8. The jury reached a "cruel manner" verdict on May 15 in the second phase. "Cruel manner" is when a victim suffered physical and or mental pain, according to Arizona law.

The new proceedings for the third phase - the sentencing phase - will begin July 18. If the proceedings rule in favor of no re-trial of the sentencing phase, then Arias will serve life in prison. If the penalty phase is re-tried and the new jury cannot reach an unanimous decision, then the final decision for the sentence options will be left up to the judge.

Watch Zervakos discuss Jodi Arias on Inside Edition in the video below.

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