UPDATE: No verdict yet in Serial Shooter trial in Phoenix

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UPDATE: Wednesday, March 11

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PHOENIX -- Still no verdict in the Phoenix murder trial of Serial Shooter suspect Dale Hausner following eight days of deliberations.

The six men and six women on the jury will resume deliberations Wednesday morning, but will work only half day if they don't return a verdict.

The court says the panel, which heard nearly six months of testimony, also will take a weeklong break in deliberations if it doesn't come back with a verdict by Friday.

Hausner is charged with murdering eight people and attacking 20 others during a 15-month crime spree that began in May 2005 and involved random nighttime shootings.

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UPDATE on 3/5 -- UPDATE:Jury ends deliberating in Serial Shooter case til Monday: Jury deliberations in the case of accused Serial Shooter Dale Hausner ended early today.

Jurors ended their sixth day of deliberations at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, a half hour earlier than usual.

They will not be back on Friday.

The six men and six women are taking a long weekend and will return to try to come to a verdict on the case on Monday.

Hausner is facing eight murder charges and dozens of others for the series of random attacks that started back in may of 2005.

If convicted prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty.

ORIGINAL: PHOENIX -- The jury remains out in the trial of a man accused of murdering eight people and attacking 20 others in dozens of random nighttime shootings in the Phoenix area.

Dale Hausner is the main suspect in what became known as the Serial Shooter case; a 15-month crime spree that began in May 2005.

The jury got the case in the nearly six-month trial Thursday afternoon, and deliberated all day Friday before going home for the weekend.

Deliberations resumed Monday morning.

Prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty if Hausner is convicted.

Hausner denies any involvement in the attacks.

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