Hearing set for Phoenix man charged with killing 9 people

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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)
Mug shot of Aaron Saucedo. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office) Mug shot of Aaron Saucedo. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
PHOENIX (AP) -

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

It's unclear whether Aaron Juan Saucedo will attend Monday's hearing. 

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He has chosen not to attend several previous hearings.

Saucedo has pleaded not guilty to 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.

[SPECIAL SECTION: Phoenix Serial Street Shooter Case]

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Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty in eight of the deaths.

Defense attorneys have asked a judge to take the death penalty off the table as punishment after video of Saucedo in his jail cell was released to news media in January.

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The judge hasn't yet ruled on the request.

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