Deliberations resume in temple slayings trial - New York News

Doody found guilty in 1991 temple slayings

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Jurors found Johnathan A. Doody guilty of killing nine people at a suburban Phoenix Buddhist temple in 1991. This was his third trial.

Doody was found guilty of nine counts of first degree murder and numerous robbery charges. 

His sentencing is set for March 14 at 8:30 a.m.

Doody was originally 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 got the case on Jan. 13 and reached a verdict Thursday.

Authorities say Doody and an accomplice robbed the temple before killing witnesses. 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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