Aaron Juan Saucedo, who was arrested April 19 for the first of these fatal shootings, in 2015, was re-booked Monday for the other shootings, meaning the alleged serial killer now faces 26 charges related to the string of killings.
Saucedo first was arrested for the 2015 death of Raul Romero, 61, his mother’s boyfriend. But police say that Saucedo had no personal connection to the people he killed following this incident, and that they appeared to be picked at random, killed while entering their homes or lounging in their yards.
One of the victims was a 12-year-old girl, reported People magazine.
A “wide host of evidence,” now ties Saucedo to the killing spree, including ballistics, surveillance, and witnesses, Phoenix police spokesman Sgt. Jonathan Howard said.
Saucedo, who previously worked as a public bus driver, had no criminal history before the killings beyond a red light ticket, Arizona Central reported.
[Image: Phoenix Police Department, Maricopa County Sheriff's Office]