Serial shooting suspect Hausner describes alibis in court

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Hausner offers social life as alibi
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PHOENIX (AP) -- The main suspect in Phoenix's Serial Shooter case offered alibis Tuesday in a bid to refute charges that he killed eight people and attacked 20 others in a series of random nighttime shootings.

Dale Hausner denied taking part in any of the attacks, saying he couldn't have carried out the crimes because he was with his girlfriends, shopping at the grocery store, driving in another part of the metro area or taking care of his sick daughter.

The dozens of random shootings between 2005 and 2006 terrorized the city as pedestrians and bicyclists traveling alone were preyed upon during the night.

Prosecutors say Hausner randomly attacked people and animals 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 is convicted.

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