PHOENIX (AP) - A court hearing is scheduled Wednesday for a former city bus driver charged in a string of deadly nighttime shootings in Phoenix.
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.
Most of the killings were in a mostly Latino neighborhood where residents became afraid to go outside at night.
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.
Saucedo has chosen not to attend six previous hearings.