Hausner's attorney: Star witness can't be believedPosted: Updated:
PHOENIX -- A lawyer for the main suspect in metro Phoenix's Serial Shooter case says the star prosecution witness was erroneously blaming his client in hopes of saving himself from the death penalty.
The attorney for suspect Dale Hausner says his client's former roommate, Samuel Dieteman, can't be believed because he is a convicted killer who has spiced up his statements to police to save his own skin.
In closing arguments at Hausner's trial, defense attorney Ken Everett scoffed at Dieteman's claim that he was clearing his conscience by testifying against his former roommate.
Hausner is charged with killing eight people and attacking 20 others.
Dieteman, who has pleaded guilty to two killings, could face the death penalty. He has yet to be sentenced.
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