Baseline killer trial resumes Wednesday

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The trial of a man accused of killing nine people in the Phoenix area is scheduled to continue Wednesday.

Mark Goudeau is charged with the nine murders and dozens of other crimes in the so-called Baseline Killer case. The 46-year-old former construction worker has pleaded not guilty.

Testimony on Wednesday and Thursday is expected to focus on the first killing linked to the case, that of 19-year-old Georgia Thompson, who lived in Tempe and worked as a stripper in Scottsdale.

If testimony on that killing wraps up Thursday, lawyers are expected to move on to testimony about the rapes of two sisters in south Phoenix in 2005.

Goudeau's trial is expected to last nine months. He already is serving a 438-year prison sentence after being convicted of the sisters' rapes.

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