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No verdict yet in Arizona temple slayings retrial

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

Johnathan A. Doody was convicted in 1993 and sentenced to 281 years in prison.
But an appeals court overturned 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 began deliberating Jan. 13. They had their fourth full day of
deliberations Tuesday.

Authorities say Doody and an accomplice robbed the temple before killing
witnesses, including six monks. Doody maintains 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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