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Goudeau ordered to be in court for jury's verdict

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PHOENIX (AP) -

The man convicted of being the Phoenix-area's Baseline Killer is being ordered to be in court when a jury announces whether he will be sentenced to death or life in prison.

Maricopa County Judge Warren Granville issued that order Monday for 47-year-old Mark Goudeau.

The jury last week found Goudeau guilty of nine counts of murder and 58 other charges, including rape and kidnapping.

They're now considering whether to sentence him to death, but Goudeau has declined to attend court hearings about the matter since his conviction, when he railed against the "corrupt" justice system.

Granville says that Goudeau must be in court when the jury reads its verdict against him, as soon as later this week.

 He also set a Dec. 5 sentencing date on the 58 other charges.

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