The convicted murder will have to pay about $30,000 to her victim's family

By Steve Helling
Updated June 23, 2015 03:10 PM
Credit: Cheryl Evans/The Arizona Republic/AP

An Arizona judge has ordered Jodi Arias to pay $32,000 to the family of her victim, Travis Alexander.

The money would help Alexander’s family offset trial travel expenses such as airfare and lodging.

Arias was convicted of first degree murder in the 2008 stabbing and shooting death of her lover, Travis Alexander. She was sentenced in April to life in prison without parole.

Alexander’s family submitted receipts to document their expenses. They had asked for nearly three times the amount they were awarded, but could only be reimbursed for the items for which they had receipts.

The money will be split among Alexander’s five siblings.

But will Arias be able to pay up? Her attorney, Jennifer Willmott, says that Arias is indigent.

“Victims are unlikely to get the money when somebody has been sent to prison for so long, because they don’t have the ability to make it,” Willmott told ABC News. “Eventually she’ll be able to get a job making 10, 20 cents an hour, so they can take money from that, but it’s very small.”

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