Home Videos Photos Shop
PerezHilton CocoPerez Angelina Jen Aniston Kim K. Adam Levine PerezTV

With Copycats Still On The Loose, The Accused Phoenix Highway Sniper Says He's The Wrong Guy

| Filed under: Legal MattersBusted!ViolenceScary!Viral: NewsControversy

no title

Innocent until proven guilty, and Leslie Allen Merritt, Jr. is really claiming innocence.

The accused Phoenix highway shooter is adamant that he is not the one who's been targeting random cars along Interstate 10 in the Arizona city, even though authorities are pretty confident they've got their man.

Related: Three Teens Arrested For Copycat Crimes Linked To The Highway Shooter!

Merritt, speaking in court during his initial appearance one day after his arrest, said to the judge:

"All I have to say is I'm the wrong guy. I tried telling the detectives that. My gun's been in the pawn shop the last two months. I haven't even had access to a weapon."

Merritt, whose bail was set at $1 million, told the judge that he has two children, and wouldn't be able to afford to pay his way out of jail pending trial.

Despite Merritt's innocence claims, though, Bart Graves, a spokesman for the Arizona Department of Public Safety, feels pretty confident about the state's case:

"The evidence as you'll see in the next couple of days speaks for itself. We're not going to get in a debate about that."

Guess we'll all know more very soon.

What do U think of this story??

[Image via AP.]

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

History's Biggest Unsolved Murders
This Week In Celebrity Quotes!
Current NFL Stars Who Were Accused Of Violence Against Women
All The Times Chris Brown Was Delusional About Chris Brown
12 Wildest Celebrity Sex Myths!
The 10 Most Searched Pop Culture Porn Parodies