Dec. 14 trial set for man accused in Phoenix serial killings

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(Source: Phoenix Police Department/Maricopa County Sheriff's Department) (Source: Phoenix Police Department/Maricopa County Sheriff's Department)
PHOENIX (AP) -

A man accused in a string of serial killings in Phoenix is scheduled for trial on Dec. 14 in the one death in which he has been charged.

Aaron Saucedo made a brief appearance in court Monday on a murder charge in the death of 61-year-old Raul Romero.

Five weeks ago, Saucedo was booked on suspicion of murder in eight other killings, but charges haven't yet been filed in those crimes.

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The only comments Saucedo made in court was in answering questions about his name and birth date.

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He wore leg chains and dark plastic-framed glasses and sported a thin mustache.

He previously pleaded not guilty to the charge and declared that he was innocent of the killings.

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Outside court, Saucedo's attorney, Dean Roskosz, declined to comment on the case.

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