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Posted: Thursday, March 4, 2010 3:56 pm | Updated: 3:32 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

The Arizona Attorney General's Office has decided to file a petition asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review the case of a Thai-born teenager's confession to nine killings in 1991 at a Buddhist temple near Phoenix.

Molly Edwards, a spokeswoman for the office, told The Associated Press on Thursday that the office will file the petition within the next couple of months.

Last week, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco overturned Jonathan Doody's confession to killing six priests, a nun and two helpers during a robbery at the Wat Promkunaram temple west of Phoenix after ruling it was involuntary.

Once the Attorney General's petition is filed, the Supreme Court will decide whether to consider ruling on the case.

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