UPDATE: Additional charges filed in serial shooters case

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Brother of accused serial shooter could face charges
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UPDATE JULY 24:

Accused serial killer Dale Hausner pleaded not guilty to attempted murder and aggravated assault charges from a May 2006 stabbing in west Phoenix.

UPDATE JULY 17:

The following UPDATE was sent by the Maricopa County Attorney's Office:

County Attorney Andrew Thomas announced today that brothers Dale Hausner and Jeffrey Hausner have been indicted on new charges. The July 16, 2008, indictment charges both defendants with attempted first-degree murder, a class two dangerous felony, and aggravated assault, a class three dangerous felony.

The charges are related to the May 17, 2006, stabbing of a man near 75th Avenue and Camelback Road in Phoenix. The victim survived the attack.

In March 2007, Jeffrey Hausner pleaded guilty to a previous aggravated assault charge and was sentenced to 7.5 years in prison on May 11, 2007. That charge came as a result of an April 14, 2006, knife assault on a victim who had asked the defendant for change outside a Phoenix store. Both attacks are connected to the alleged Serial Shooters crime spree by the Phoenix Police Department. Dale Hausner is currently awaiting trial on multiple murder charges related to those events.

"We will continue to seek justice for all victims involved in this crime spree," said Thomas. "This office will continue to support the efforts of law enforcement investigators working to resolve all crimes allegedly committed by these defendants."

ORIGINAL REPORT:

PHOENIX - Phoenix police and the Maricopa County Attorney's office have possibly linked another attempted homicide to the Serial Shooters series of homicides, attempted homicides, aggravated assaults and cruelty to animals.

Early on the morning of May 17, 2006, Timothy Davenport was stabbed repeatedly in the back and left in a parking lot near 75th Avenue and Camelback Road.

Phoenix police said they have added this case to the list of cases in the series and have identified Jeffrey Hausner, Dale Hausner's brother, as the suspect.

According to police investigators received information that has given them probably cause to submit attempted murder charges related to this incident against Jeffrey Hausner.

Investigators also believe that Dale Hausner and Samuel Dieteman were with Jeff during the stabbing.

The Maricopa County Attorney's office will determine if additional charges will be filed against those men in this case.