Death sentence for Ariz. serial killer
PHOENIX - The main suspect in the Phoenix Serial Shooter attacks was sentenced to death yesterday for six murders that put the city on edge for nearly two years.
Dale Hausner was convicted earlier this month of killing six people and attacking 19 others in random nighttime shootings in 2005 and 2006.
As the jury's decisions were announced, Hausner was expressionless, keeping his head down as he flipped through papers in front of him. Before being led out of the courtroom, Hausner thanked the judge who presided over his trial.
Hausner, 36, apologized to the families of the victims on Thursday and said he would take his punishment "like a man" if it helps them heal. He declined to call his own witnesses and told his attorneys not to argue for leniency.Prosecutors said Hausner preyed on pedestrians, bicyclists, dogs, and horses during a 14-month conspiracy that occasionally included his brother and his former roommate.