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Deliberations resume in Phoenix Buddhist temple killings

PHOENIX — A jury is scheduled to resume deliberations in the case of a man
charged in the 1991 killings of nine people at a suburban Phoenix Buddhist

A juror was excused Oct. 2 and the panel resumed deliberations the next day
with an alternate before taking a long break that ended Monday.

The original panel started deliberating on Sept. 24. The trial of 39-year-old
Johnathan A. Doody began Aug. 12.

Doody was 17 when authorities said he participated in the gunning down of six
monks, a nun and two helpers during a robbery.

He was convicted in 1993 and sentenced to 281 years in prison.

Doody is being re-tried after a federal appeals court overturned his conviction
in 2011, noting he wasn’t properly read his rights.


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