Random Recreational Violence: Phoenix's Serial Shooters
Samuel Dieteman's confession made his trial a relatively simple one. His guilt was clear, and it was only his punishment that needed to be determined.
But Dieteman had killed one person, was present when Hausner killed another, and he had wounded three other people. On July 29, 2009, a jury under Maricopa County Superior Judge Roland Steinle sentenced him to life without parole, but spared him the death penalty.