Mark Goudeau and Dale Hausner only knew each other through news reports. But now they’re neighbors. The two men suspected in separate killing sprees have lived in adjacent jail cells.
The two men suspected in separate killing sprees have lived in adjacent jail cells since Hausner attempted suicide in December, Hausner said Wednesday in a phone call to the Tribune.
“After I took (the) pills, they moved me,” Hausner said. “They put me next to Mark Goudeau. I see him every day and we talk. He seems to be a very nice person.”
Both suspects have maintained their innocence, and Hausner said they don’t talk about their cases.
“It’s just you know, ‘Hey, how’s it going?’” he said.
Phoenix police have named Goudeau a suspect in 19 incidents linked to the “Baseline Killer,” a series of rapes, robberies and slayings in the Valley between August 2005 and June 2006. Hausner and Samuel Dieteman are charged in connection with 37 random shootings linked to the “Serial Shooters” that spanned 14 months and killed seven people.
Goudeau and Hausner now reside in the Special Management Unit of Maricopa County’s Fourth Avenue Jail, sheriff’s deputy Doug Matteson said.
“The inmates can’t physically see each other and can only yell through walls and doors,” Matteson said.
He said the inmates are kept away from one another and spend their breaks alone.
Hausner and Dieteman were arrested Aug. 4 in Mesa, and Goudeau has been in custody since September.