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Jury convicts Arizona man of murder in Baseline Killer case that terrorized Phoenix in 2006
PHOENIX (AP) ' An Arizona jury has found a man guilty of murder in the so-called Baseline Killer case that terrorized the Phoenix area during the summer of 2006.
Mark Goudeau (goo-DOH') had been accused of killing nine people. The Maricopa County Superior Court jury convicted him of murder, reaching the verdict against 47-year-old on Monday after a four-month trial.
Although Goudeau already was serving a 438-year prison sentence in a sexual assault case connected to the Baseline Killer crimes, prosecutors pursued the nine murder charges in a separate trial to get him the death sentence.
The first murder conviction read by the jury involved the case of Georgia Thompson, a stripper who lived in Tempe. He could be convicted in eight other murder cases.