Jury reaches verdict in Baseline Killer case

October 31, 2011 - 5:55 PM

PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix jury has reached a verdict in the seventh day of deliberations in the so-called Baseline Killer trial.

The verdict is expected to be read at 3:30 p.m. Monday in Maricopa County Superior Court.

The jury has been deliberating since Oct. 19 in the murder trial of Mark Goudeau.

The 47-year-old former construction worker has pleaded not guilty to nine murder counts and 63 other charges, including rape, kidnapping and child molestation.

The charges stem from the Baseline Killer case that terrorized Phoenix in 2005 and 2006, along with the so-called Serial Shooter case.

If jurors find Goudeau guilty of any one of the nine murders, he could face the death penalty.