Prosecutors charge man with 9 Phoenix serial killings

A former city bus driver accused in a string of deadly nighttime shootings of people outside their homes or sitting in cars that kept residents of a Phoenix neighborhood inside after dark has been formally charged with nine counts of murder.

The indictment this week of Aaron Juan Saucedo, 23, came nearly two months after police he was responsible for fatally shooting nine people and wounding two others during a nearly one-year period that ended in July 2016.

He was indicted Tuesday but news of the indictment did not emerge until Friday, when court officials sent reporters a link to a video appearance of Saucedo in court Thursday to be informed of the charges.