Convicted killer testifies in temple killings case - KMSP-TV

Convicted killer testifies in temple killings case

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PHOENIX (AP) - A notorious Arizona murder case is in court again as a third trial continues Wednesday with key testimony in the case against a man charged with killing nine people at a suburban Phoenix Buddhist temple in 1991.

Now-39-year-old Johnathan A. Doody was just 17 when he was accused of participating in the killings at the Wat Promkunaram temple. He was convicted in 1993 and sentenced to 281 years in prison, but an appeals court threw out his convictions in 2011 after ruling investigators improperly obtained his confession.

Doody went on trial again in August, but jurors failed to reach a verdict.

Allesandro "Alex" Garcia pleaded guilty in the killings and was sentenced to life in prison in exchange for testifying against Doody.

He is to testify again Wednesday morning.

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