Juror dismissed from Ariz temple killings re-trial

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By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman

PHOENIX (AP) -- A juror has been dismissed from the re-trial of a man charged in the 1991 killings of nine people at a suburban Phoenix Buddhist temple.

The woman was dismissed Wednesday afternoon after telling the presiding judge the trial was too emotional for her.

Two alternate jurors are being brought in Thursday morning and the panel will resume deliberations for a sixth day in the case.

Johnathan A. Doody was 17 when authorities say he participated in the gunning down of six monks, a nun and two helpers during a robbery. He was convicted in 1993 and sentenced to 281 years in prison.

Doody is being re-tried after a federal appeals court overturned his conviction in 2011, noting he wasn't properly read his rights.

Jurors got the case on Sept. 24.