Teen killer's '91 confession after nine people died to be thrown out

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By Alicia Barron By Alicia Barron

PHOENIX – There is shocking new information in one of the Valley's most notorious murder cases.

A federal appeals court ruled that Jonathan Doody's confession in the 1991 killings of nine people, including six monks, at a Buddhist temple in the west Valley, was coerced.

That means the confession from then 17-year old Doody has to be thrown out. The Arizona Attorney General's Office now has two choices: It can ask the Supreme Court to review the case or it can decide to re-try Doody without the confession.

Doody has been in prison for 18 years.