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Jury convicts Goudeau in Baseline Killer case

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Jurors have convicted Mark Goudeau of murder in the Baseline Killer case that terrorized Phoenix.

The jury read the verdicts in each of the 72 charges against Goudeau Monday afternoon. Goudeau was found guilty on all nine counts of murder.

He was found not guilty on one count of armed robbery, two counts of attempted armed robbery and one count of kidnapping. The jury was unable to reach a verdict on one count of sexual abuse.

As verdicts were read, Goudeau kept his head down, shaking it periodically.  He showed little emotion.

The Maricopa County Superior Court jury has been deliberating since Oct. 19.

Goudeau's attorney Randall Craig said he disagrees with the jury's decision.

"My heart goes out to the Goudeau family and Mr. Goudeau, and lets not forget the victims as well because the victims all have families.  Our heart goes out to them as well.  Again, obviously we don't agree with the verdict but we respect it," said Craig.

The 47-year-old former construction worker 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 involved 33 victims in 13 separate attacks in the Phoenix metropolitan area between Aug. 6, 2005 and June 29, 2006.

The sentencing phase Goudeau's trial begins Wednesday. He is eligible for the death penalty.

He's already serving a 438-year prison sentence after being convicted in a 2005 sexual assault of two sisters that were connected to the Baseline Killer crimes.

Copyright 2011 KPHO. All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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