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PHOENIX -- Jurors have concluded a fifth day of deliberations without reaching a verdict in the case of a man charged in the 1991 killings of nine people at a suburban Phoenix Buddhist temple.

Johnathan A. 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.

He is being re-tried after a federal appeals court overturned his conviction in 2011, noting he wasn't properly read his rights. Doody has maintained his innocence. A co-defendant who pleaded guilty and is serving a life sentence says Doody carried out the killings.

Trial began Aug. 12. Jurors concluded Tuesday after just several hours with no explanation from the court for the early adjournment. Deliberations resume Wednesday.

Associated Press,

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