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No verdict yet in Buddhist temple killings

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Jonathan A. Doody in an earlier court appearance. (Source: CBS 5 News) Jonathan A. Doody in an earlier court appearance. (Source: CBS 5 News)

The jury in the trial of a man charged in the 1991 killings of nine people at a suburban Phoenix Buddhist temple went home for the day without reaching a verdict.

At 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Judge Joseph Kreamer will bring one or more jurors into the courtroom and address questions about deliberations, court officials said. 

The jury asked to speak to the judge at about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. The nature of the question or questions was not immediately known. 

The judge told them to go home and think more about the case.

The panel on Monday resumed deliberations in the trial of 39-year-old Jonathan A. Doody following a break since Oct. 3.

That was the day that deliberations started over with an alternate joining the panel after another juror was excused Oct. 2.

The original panel started deliberating on Sept. 24. Doody's trial began Aug. 12.

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.

A federal appeals court overturned Doody's conviction in 2011, noting he wasn't properly read his rights.

Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved.  CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation) contributed to this report.

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