Serial shooter’ suspects charged with more crimes Phoenix Sentinel reported November 18, 2006 that Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas announced 35 new counts against Dale Hausner and Samuel Dieteman, the men police believe are tied to a 14-month spree of random attacks that left seven people dead and 17 more wounded. Hausner is being charged with five counts of first-degree murder, and Dieteman is being tried with seven additional counts, including conspiracy to commit murder and attempted first-degree murder. Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas announced 35 new counts against Dale Hausner and Samuel Dieteman. Hausner is being charged with five counts of first-degree murder, and Dieteman is being tried with seven additional counts, including conspiracy to commit murder and attempted first-degree murder. Prosecutors filed the additional charges Friday against the men, already jailed for investigation in a series of late night shootings that killed seven people, wounded many others and put Phoenix and surrounding cities on edge. Both men were also charged with arson. Hausner and Dieteman were both arrested in August at a Mesa apartment complex where they lived. They were previously charged with two counts of murder and 14 counts of attempted murder for 16 of the 37 attacks that occurred since May 2005, and Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas has already said he will seek the death penalty in those cases. Hausner and Dieteman both have pleaded not guilty to the original charges. The men were arrested after months of work by more than 100 investigators. As police investigating the so-called Serial Shooter case fielded tips and combed through cold cases, residents grew increasingly cautious. Community organizations sponsored self-defense courses, and neighbors went door to door with emergency whistles and safety advice. The Serial Shooter case is one of two serial predator cases under investigation by Phoenix police. In September, police arrested a former construction worker and parolee named Mark Goudeau for two sexual assaults linked to a string of attacks connected to the so-called Baseline Killer. Goudeau has pleaded not guilty to the sexual assaults of two sisters last year. Police also are checking whether he is connected to 22 other attacks that left eight people dead.

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