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Johnathan Doody sentencing due

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PHOENIX - A man convicted after his third trial in the 1991 killings of nine people, including six monks, at a suburban Phoenix temple is set for sentencing and faces life in prison. 

Johnathan A. Doody, who was born in Thailand and emigrated to the US, was 17 when he was accused of participating in the slayings at the Wat Promkunaram.

He was found guilty 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.

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