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12 guns seized at shooting suspects' home

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Posted: Thursday, September 14, 2006 11:25 am | Updated: 3:45 pm, Wed Jun 19, 2013.

The Mesa apartment of serial shooter suspects Dale Hausner and Samuel Dieteman was packed with firearms and ammunition, according to search warrant inventories unsealed Wednesday.

The inventory from the Aug. 4 police search also listed drug paraphernalia, bags of what could be drugs, and reading material with titles including “The Satanic Bible,” “Getting Even,” and “Stupid Criminal.”

Also listed were 12 firearms of various types, including a .410-gauge shotgun, the type of weapon used in many of the shootings. Police also found two fanny packs with .410 shells inside.

Also among the 84 items seized were a black T-shirt “with white supremacist


Investigators also found a book of cartoons authored by Hausner.

Police found a “glass pipe” in the kitchen and a “meth pipe” in Hausner’s bedroom. Also in the kitchen they found a box containing “white rocklike substance and lighters” and a small baggie with a “powdery white substance” in Hausner’s bedroom.

Maricopa County Superior Court Judge James Keppel ordered the partial release of three other search warrant inventories, but those aren’t expected to be made public until today, after prosecutors make redactions ordered by the judge.

Keppel wrote in a ruling that portions of those three search warrants — which were for a Phoenix storage shed, the Mesa apartment and Hausner’s work locker at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport — must remain sealed to protect the continuing investigation.

Releasing the information would endanger the lives of witnesses and could warn other suspects of the status of the case, Keppel wrote.

“By warning potential suspects of the status of the investigation, potential evidence could be destroyed,” he wrote.

Police have said they have no third suspect but they continue to investigate.

Witnesses also could be tainted if the information were made public, making it difficult for police to determine their credibility, Keppel wrote.

Hausner and Dieteman are charged with 46 counts of first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, drive-by shooting, aggravated assault in connection with a 14-month shooting spree that randomly targeted animals, pedestrians and bicyclists alone on streets and sidewalks after dark.

Police say seven people were killed in 37 attacks.

The men are charged in the deaths of Robin Blasnek, 22, and Claudia Guterriez-Cruz, 20, who were gunned down in Mesa and Scottsdale respectively.

The suspects were arrested Aug. 4 and charged in connection with 16 of the attacks.

Hausner claims innocence and pointed the finger at Dieteman, saying his roommate must have taken his guns and car at night while he slept.

Dieteman admitted to participating in the shooting spree and implicated his friend as well, according to court documents.

Police had made it known in other court documents that they found newspaper clippings about the Serial Shooter attacks, a map marked with locations of the crimes and a video of an “America’s Most Wanted” episode featuring the crime spree in the men’s trash and apartment.

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