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Serial Shooter suspect’s ex-wife alleges 2 attacks

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Posted: Tuesday, February 10, 2009 11:18 pm | Updated: 3:45 pm, Wed Jun 19, 2013.

The ex-wife of Serial Shooter suspect Dale Hausner says her former husband drove her to the desert and threatened to kill her because she had dated another man while they were estranged.

Karen Ledford says Hausner brought her to Wickenburg and asked her whether she wanted a bullet in the head or chest, but that he never carried out the shooting because two motorcyclists happened to drive in the area.

Ledford made the comments during a hearing to decide if she could give her account to jurors.

Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Roland Steinle says he will allow Ledford to testify Wednesday about the incident.

Hausner, who is charged with killing eight people and attacking 20 others, has denied any involvement in the Serial Shooter attacks.

Hausner spent six days testifying in his own defense. His lawyers rested their case Tuesday afternoon, and prosecutors began calling rebuttal witnesses.

Hausner unequivocally denied any part in the dozens of attacks and suggested that his former roommate may have had a role in some shootings.

Prosecutors say Hausner randomly attacked people and animals from his car in a conspiracy that occasionally included his brother, Jeff Hausner, and his roommate, Sam Dieteman.

Dieteman, who has pleaded guilty in two killings in the case, had testified he didn’t take part in all the attacks.

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