Jury deliberations begin at Dale Hausner's trial

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by By Jacques Billeaud / Associated Press Writer

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Posted on August 15, 2009 at 2:09 PM

Updated Tuesday, Aug 25 at 10:55 AM

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PHOENIX -- Jurors began deliberating Thursday afternoon in the trial of a man accused of killing eight people and attacking 20 others in dozens of random nighttime shootings in metropolitan Phoenix.

Jurors now hold Hausner's fate

The deliberations began shortly after attorneys at "Serial Shooter" suspect Dale Hausner's trial wrapped up closing arguments.

Hausner is accused of randomly attacking people and animals in 2005 and 2006 from his car in a conspiracy that occasionally included his brother, Jeff Hausner, and his roommate, Samuel Dieteman. Prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty against Dale Hausner if he's convicted.

Hausner denies any involvement in the attacks and suggests that Dieteman may have carried out some of them.

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