Johnathan Doody update: Jury to resume deliberations in temple killings

PHOENIX - A jury is set to begin its fifth day of deliberations in the case of a man charged in the 1991 killings of nine people at a suburban Phoenix Buddhist temple.

Johnathan A. Doody was 17 when authorities say 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.

He is being re-tried after a federal appeals court overturned his conviction in 2011, noting the now 39-year-old's confession was involuntary because he wasn't properly read his rights. Doody has maintained his innocence. A co-defendant who pleaded guilty and is serving a life sentence says Doody carried out the killings.

Trial began Aug. 12. Jurors began deliberations Sept. 24. They are set to resume Tuesday morning.

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