Dale Hausner Waives Appealson September 11, 2012 in Serial Killers by Brian Combs
Convicted serial murderer Dale Shawn Hausner has sent a hand written letter to the Arizona Supreme Court asking that all future appeals regarding his death sentence be waived, and that a warrant for his execution be issued.
With testimony from accomplice Samuel J. Dieteman, Hausner was convicted of six murder charges on March 13, 2009. He was also found guilty on 74 related crimes.
Two weeks later, Hausner was given the death penalty.
Hausner and Dieteman engaged in a series of shootings in and around Phoenix, Arizona from May 2005 to August 2006. Most attacks happened at night, and victims included bicyclists, pedestrians and even pets.
The letter Hausner wrote indicated that he did not want any further appeals to be filed on his behalf, and that he had been found of sound mind by two psychologists.
A hearing has been set for October 8 in Maricopa County Superior Court to determine whether he is competent to waive his right to appeal.