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Deliberations resume in Arizona temple slayings trial

PHOENIX — Deliberations are set to resume in the third trial of a man
charged with killing nine people at a suburban Phoenix Buddhist temple in 1991.

Johnathan A. Doody was found guilty in 1993 and sentenced to 281 years in
prison. An appeals court threw out his conviction in 2011, ruling that
investigators improperly obtained his confession.

His second trial ended in a mistrial in October after jurors deadlocked.
Doody’s third trial began Dec. 4.

Jurors got the case on Jan. 13. They resume deliberations Tuesday morning.

Authorities said Doody and an accomplice robbed the temple before killing
witnesses, including six monks. Doody has maintained his innocence.

The accomplice is serving life in prison in a deal that spared him the death
penalty. He has testified against Doody at all three trials.


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