No verdict reached in Baseline Killer's sentence

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Jurors deciding the fate of a man convicted of being the Phoenix area's Baseline Killer finished deliberating Tuesday without reaching a verdict.

The jurors began deliberating Monday over whether to sentence 47-year-old Mark Goudeau to death or life in prison on nine murder counts.

They'll continue deliberations Wednesday morning.

The jury found Goudeau guilty of the murders and 58 other charges on Oct. 31. They also found that he was eligible for the death penalty after agreeing with prosecutors that the murders were especially cruel.

Goudeau already is serving a 438-year sentence for a 2005 rape connected to the Baseline Killer crimes. But prosecutors pursued the murder charges against Goudeau in an effort to get him the death penalty.

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