Jury convicts Arizona man in Baseline Killer case

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By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas
By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

PHOENIX (AP) -- A jury found a former construction worker guilty of killing nine people in the so-called Baseline Killer case that terrorized the Phoenix area during the summer of 2006.

The sentencing phase of 47-year-old Mark Goudeau's trial begins Wednesday. He is eligible for the death penalty.

Goudeau was accused of attacking his victims as they went about daily activities, such as leaving work or washing their car. The eight women and one man ranged from 19 to 39 years old.

Goudeau his head down as the verdicts were read and shook it from side to side periodically.

The killings started in August 2005 and continued through June 2006.

Goudeau already was serving a 438-year prison sentence in a sexual assault case connected to the Baseline Killer crimes.