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Defense: Going Through 'Several Thousand' Documents In Saucedo Trial Preparation

Aaron Saucedo
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office
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Aaron Saucedo.

The latest hearing took place Wednesday in what the judge says will be a complicated trial.

Aaron Juan Saucedo was not in court to hear the update from his and the state’s lawyers on their trial preparation.

The former city bus driver is charged with nine counts of murder in the last few years that were dubbed "Serial Street Shootings" as several others were shot and injured. Most of the murders happened at night, from a car and seemingly at random.

The 23-year-old’s lawyers say they are examining thousands of pages of documents before the trial.

Saucedo has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The next hearing is scheduled for the end of January.

Casey Kuhn reports from KJZZ’s West Valley Bureau. She comes to Phoenix from the Midwest, where she graduated from Indiana University with a degree in journalism.Kuhn got her start in radio reporting in college at the community public radio station, WFHB. She volunteered there as a reporter and worked her way up to host the half-hour, daily news show. After graduating, she became a multimedia reporter at Bloomington's NPR/PBS station WFIU/WTIU, where she reported for and produced a weekly statewide news television show.Since moving to the Southwest, she’s discovered a passion for reporting on rural issues, agriculture and the diverse people who make up her community.Kuhn was born and raised in Cincinnati, where her parents instilled in her a love of baseball, dogs and good German beer. You’ll most likely find her around the Valley with a glass of prosecco in one hand and a graphic novel in the other.She finds the most compelling stories come from KJZZ’s listeners.