Deliberations stall in temple killings retrial - Tucson News Now

Deliberations stall in temple killings retrial

PHOENIX (AP) - Jurors are set to return to court in the retrial of a man charged with killing nine people at a suburban Phoenix Buddhist temple in 1991 as the judge ponders whether to declare a mistrial or have the panel continue deliberations.

Jurors said Wednesday that one is refusing to deliberate. That juror says she feels pressured.

After questioning each juror individually, the judge says he will decide Thursday morning when jurors return.

Deliberations in 39-year-old Johnathan A. Doody's retrial began Sept. 24. One juror has already been removed after saying the case had become too emotional.

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.

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