Jodi Arias — Death Penalty Hangs in the Balance [LIVE]

Jodi Arias — the woman found guilty of brutally murdering her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander back in 2008 — is back in court today in Arizona … where a jury will decide whether to impose the death penalty.

Arias was convicted last week, and yesterday … the jury decided she was eligible for the death penalty because of the extremely cruel nature of the murder.

Now, the same jury will decide if she”ll actually get the death penalty … or life in prison. Court is scheduled to begin at 10:30 AM PT.

Officials say Alexander sustained 27 stab wounds and a gunshot wound on June 4, 2008.  Arias had argued she killed Alexander in self-defense.0515-jodi-aries-tmz