Dec 2, 2013 10:56 AM by Associated Press

Jury selection in temple killings case nears end

PHOENIX (AP) - The retrial of a man charged with the 1991 killings of nine people at a Buddhist temple in metro Phoenix is moving forward.

KPHO-TV ( ) reports that jury selection is nearly complete, setting the stage for opening statements in Johnathan Doody's case to be heard Wednesday.

Doody was convicted in 1993 and sentenced to 281 years in prison, but an appeals court threw out his conviction in 2011 after ruling that investigators improperly obtained his confession.

He was put on trial again in August, but a judge declared a mistrial Oct. 24 after jurors failed to reach a verdict.

Jury selection for Doody's third trial began Nov. 18.


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