Dale Shawn Hausner

Demographic Info

One of the Phoenix Serial ShootersConvicted of 6; Charged with 8MaleCaucasianUSATerritorialPersonal Cause?1973/02/04n/a

Dale Shawn Hausner was born in Nebraska, United Sates on February 4, 1973. He was the youngest in his family and had 4 older brothers. There is not much known about Hausner’s childhood, but it is known that in 1994, 11 years prior to his murder series, both of Hausner’s sons died. It is believed that his wife fell asleep while driving and crashed into a creek, causing both of their sons to drown to death.

During Hausner’s murder series he met his partner in crime, Samuel Dieteman. Both before and during Hausner’s and Dieteman’s murder series they would shoot and kill dogs and horses. The duo were also known to have set two different Wal-Mart stores on fire, which caused approximately $25 million in damages and losses.

Hausner’s known murder series is thought to have begun in June of 2005, at the age of 32, and ended in 2006, though some suspect that his murder series actually began in May of 2005. The victims were selected at random, Hausner would murder both men and women. All of the victims were between the ages of 20 and 56 years of age. Hausner would use a .410-guage, 12 shotgun or a .22 caliber rifle to murder his victims. The victims were left at the scenes of the crimes.

On August 3, 2006 Hausner and Dieteman were arrested. Investigators had their tapped phone lines and were able to gather enough evidence against them. On March 13, 2009 Hausner was found guilty of 80 crimes out of the 86 he had been originally charged with. He was sentenced to death by lethal injection.

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Dale Hausner Waives Appeals

on September 11th, 2012 in Serial Killers by | 1 Comment

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…

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Victims of Dale Shawn Hausner

on May 6th, 2010 in Serial Killers, Victimology by | No Comments

Dale Shawn Hausner was charged for murdering six people, but is suspected to have murdered eight. We currently have information on all of his known murder victims and suspected murder victims. Tony Mendez Tony, age 39, was murdered on May 17, 2005. He had been shot to death.  Hausner was…

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