Judge orders release of records in Phoenix serial killings

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A judge has ordered the release of a court record that documents the evidence against a Phoenix man accused in a string of serial killings. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) A judge has ordered the release of a court record that documents the evidence against a Phoenix man accused in a string of serial killings. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
Composite sketch of the Serial Street Shooter, left, and the mugshot of Aaron Juan Saucedo. (Source: Phoenix Police Department/Maricopa County Sheriff's Office) Composite sketch of the Serial Street Shooter, left, and the mugshot of Aaron Juan Saucedo. (Source: Phoenix Police Department/Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
Saucedo maintains he's innocent. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office) Saucedo maintains he's innocent. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
PHOENIX (AP) -

A judge has ordered the release of a court record that documents the evidence against a Phoenix man accused in a string of serial killings.

Prosecutors wanted to keep the information sealed, prompting news organizations to go to court to get the material released to the public.

[RELATED: Judge to rule soon on release of serial killer case file]

In a ruling released Thursday, Judge Scott McCoy said prosecutors must release the document, but can redact identifying information about victims to protect their privacy.

[SPECIAL SECTION: Serial Street Shooter]

McCoy also says prosecutors can leave out other details, but must say why releasing such information would harm the case. Prosecutors have until Sunday to hand over the document to the judge.

[READ MORE: Police name Serial Street Shooter suspect, add 3 more shootings to case]

Saucedo has been charged with murder in one killing and booked on suspicion of murder in eight other shooting deaths. Saucedo maintains he's innocent.

[RELATED: Phoenix serial killings suspect: 'I'm innocent']

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