Jun 19, 2013 6:38 PM by Brian White

"Serial Shooter" found dead in cell

FLORENCE - Inmate Dale Hausner died Wednesday from unknown causes. Hausner was found unresponsive in his cell just after noon.

Hausner was known in Arizona as the "Serial Shooter" received 6 death sentences from a crime spree that included convictions for 6 murders.

Hausner was convicted of 80 crimes which included murder, attempted murder, aggravated assault, drive-by shooting, firearms charges, cruelty to animals, and arson. Hausner terrorized the valley for about 14 months

ADC staff and medical responders administered CPR to the inmate. He was transported out to Florence Hospital at Anthem, where he was pronounced deceased at 1:15 p.m.

An investigation is being led by the Department's Criminal Investigation Unit in consultation with the county medical examiner's office.

On March 13, 2009, Dale Hausner was convicted of 80 crimes, including six counts of 1st degree murder, attempted murder, aggravated assault, cruelty to animals and other charges. He was sentenced to Death out of Maricopa County.

Hausner came to ADC custody on March 30, 2009 and was housed at ASPC-Eyman in Florence.


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