Jury starting over in Phoenix temple killings case

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Johnathan A. Doody By Mike Gertzman Johnathan A. Doody By Mike Gertzman

PHOENIX (AP) -- A jury is starting over deliberations in the case of a man charged with killing nine people in a Buddhist temple in suburban Phoenix in 1991.
A Maricopa County Superior Court judge instructed the jury, including an alternate juror, on Thursday that they are essentially a new jury and must start from the beginning.
Judge Joseph Kreamer told the panel to set aside any preliminary or final decisions they may have come to while debating the case against 39-year-old Johnathan A. Doody.
A female juror was excused Wednesday after telling Kreamer that deliberations had become too emotional for her.
The jury had been deliberating since Sept. 24.
Doody is being re-tried after a federal appeals court threw out his 1993 conviction. Six monks, a nun and two helpers were killed.