Jurors begin day with questions in temple killings

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By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

PHOENIX (AP) -- A judge plans to question jurors in the retrial of a man charged with killing nine people at a suburban Phoenix Buddhist temple in 1991.

Court officials say the judge will question at least one juror about ongoing deliberations Wednesday morning, but specific details weren't provided.

Deliberations in 39-year-old Johnathan A. Doody's retrail began Sept. 24. But after less than five days, the judge excused a juror who said the case had become too emotional.

The panel then began anew with an alternate juror. The fresh deliberations have been ongoing for three days.

Doody was originally convicted in 1993 and sentenced to 281 years in prison for participating in the killings.

An appeals court overturned his conviction in 2011, ruling that he wasn't properly read his rights.