PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on for a man charged with serial killings in Phoenix (all times local):

10:23 a.m.

Lawyers for a Phoenix man accused in a string of deadly nighttime shootings in 2015 and 2016 were given a 60-day extension to challenge the findings of a grand jury that indicted their client on murder charges.

Defense attorney Susan Corey said at a hearing Thursday that more time was needed to review a large volume of records and evidence that was handed over by authorities in the case against Aaron Saucedo.

Saucedo has pleaded not guilty to charges of first-degree murder, attempted murder and drive-by shooting in attacks that killed nine people and wounded two others during a nearly one-year period that ended in July 2016.

He chose not to be in court Thursday.

It marked the sixth time he has declined to attend hearings in his case.

00:46 a.m.

A former city bus driver charged in a string of deadly nighttime shootings in Phoenix is scheduled Thursday for a court hearing.

Aaron Juan Saucedo has pleaded not guilty to charges of first-degree murder, attempted murder and drive-by shooting in attacks that killed nine people and wounded two others during a nearly one-year period that ended in July 2016.

Prosecutors have said they intend to seek the death penalty on eight of the nine deaths.

Most of the killings were in a mostly Latino neighborhood where residents became afraid to go outside their homes at night.

Saucedo has chosen not to attend five previous court hearings.

His trial is scheduled for Nov. 4, 2019.