Baseline Killer Jury Resumes Deliberations This Morning: Mark Goudeau's Fate At Stake

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The jury in the Mark Goudeau serial murder/rape case resumes deliberations this morning in downtown Phoenix at the Maricopa County Superior Court.

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Tick tock tick tock: Jury continues to pore over evidence in Goudeau case

​The 12-person panel did not convene on Friday, and has completed just one full day of deliberation in the high-profile case.

Goudeau already is serving a 438-year (translation: life) prison sentence for the 2005 sexual assaults of two sisters in a south Phoenix neighborhood.

That case is linked by DNA evidence to the one on the table now, which includes nine murder counts committed in Phoenix during a reign of terror between September 2005 and the summer of 2006.

Goudeau, who is 47, already has spent about two decades behind bars, including almost 14 years for a pair of unrelated violent crimes he committed in 1989 and 1990.

 

 

He pleaded innocent to all charges in the current case, and his attorneys claim that the cops got the wrong guy. Goudeau did not testify at the 2007 trial nor at this one, and his defense team did not present any witnesses on his behalf.

With 72 felony counts to consider, the jurors may take several days to reach a verdict, though who knows?

The panel in the 2007 rape trial returned its guilty verdicts in less than three hours, a short deliberation that stunned court watchers.

We will be publishing an in-depth story on this fascinating and tragic case in a few weeks, whether there's a verdict or not by then.

 

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