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Death row inmate asking to be executed gets attorney

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By PAUL DAVENPORT

PHOENIX (AP) - Convicted serial killer Dale Hausner has a new court-appointed lawyer, which is something he didn't want as he tries to forego appeals and be executed quickly.

And the question now is whether the lawyer appointed to represent him will pose an obstacle to his wishes.

If Robert Comer's case is any guide, death penalty attorney Julie Hall may do just that.

Comer fought to fend off arguments by Hall and other death-penalty attorneys representing Comer that he shouldn't be allowed to withdraw previously filed appeals.

Comer ultimately was executed in 2007.

Hall did not respond to requests for comment on her appointment to represent Hausner.

He was convicted of 6 murders among a series of random shootings in the Phoenix area in 2005 and 2006.

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