Hearing set for Phoenix man charged in 9 shooting deaths

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Aaron Juan Saucedo, charged in multiple Phoenix killings between Aug. 2015 and July 2016 related to the 'Serial Street Shooter' case (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office) Aaron Juan Saucedo, charged in multiple Phoenix killings between Aug. 2015 and July 2016 related to the 'Serial Street Shooter' case (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
PHOENIX (AP) -

A court hearing is scheduled Wednesday for a former city bus driver charged in a string of deadly nighttime shootings in Phoenix.

[SPECIAL SECTION: Phoenix Serial Street Shooter Case]

Aaron Saucedo has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and other charges in attacks that killed nine people and wounded two others during a nearly one-year period that ended in July 2016.

Prosecutors say they intend to seek the death penalty in eight of the deaths.

[RELATED: January hearing set in Phoenix 'Serial Street Shooter' case]

Most of the killings were in a mostly Latino neighborhood where residents became afraid to go outside at night.

[READ MORE: Neighbor: Serial Street Shooter caught on camera 'hunting' hours before final shooting]

Police said the victims included a 21-year-old man whose girlfriend was pregnant with their son and a 12-year-girl who was shot to death along with her mother and a friend of the woman.

[RELATED: Accused Serial Street Shooter described as loner who kept low profile]

Saucedo has chosen not to attend six previous hearings.

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