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Posted on January 23, 2014 at 9:22 AM

Updated Thursday, Jan 23 at 10:22 AM

PHOENIX (AP) -- Jurors have reached a guilty verdict in the third trial of a man charged with killing nine people at a suburban Phoenix Buddhist temple in 1991.

The aggravation phase will begin immediately.

Johnathan A. Doody was convicted in 1993 and sentenced to 281 years in prison. 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. Wednesday was their fifth full day of deliberations.

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

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