Arizona killer asks court to set execution

2012-07-17T13:58:00Z 2012-07-19T11:15:58Z Arizona killer asks court to set executionThe Associated Press The Associated Press

PHOENIX — A man convicted in a series of murders that put many Phoenix-area residents on edge is asking the state’s highest court to set his execution date.

The Arizona Supreme Court recently upheld Dale Shawn Hausner’s convictions in the murders of six people. Eighteen others were injured in nighttime shootings that randomly targeted pedestrians, bicyclists and animals in 2005 and 2006.

Hausner recently sent a letter to the court saying he will waive further appeals. He also asks that a warrant be issued for his death as soon as possible, The Arizona Republic reports.

Hausner didn’t admit guilt before he received six death sentences in the case.

But he said that death should be his penalty to help the victims heal.

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