Jury resumes deliberations in temple killings case

Johnathan A. Doody

Johnathan A. Doody

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by The Associated Press

azfamily.com

Posted on October 23, 2013 at 1:55 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 29 at 8:29 AM

PHOENIX (AP) -- Jurors have resumed deliberations in the retrial of a man charged with killing nine people at a suburban Phoenix Buddhist temple in 1991.
 
After several stops and starts over nearly seven days of deliberations, the judge asked the panel Wednesday morning to let him know if they were at an impasse.
 
They continued deliberating, but repeated questions from the panel indicate they are stalled.
 
Last week, the judge considered declaring a mistrial after jurors told him one juror was refusing to participate. That juror said she had already made up her mind. The judge then ordered the jury to continue trying to reach a verdict.
 
Johnathan A. Doody was convicted in 1993 and sentenced to 281 years in prison. An appeals court overturned his conviction, ruling that he wasn't properly read his rights.
 

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