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          PLAYING Why Leslie Merritt Jr. Says It’s Impossible He Was The Arizona Freeway Sniper

          Why Leslie Merritt Jr. Says It’s Impossible He Was The Arizona Freeway Sniper


          May 26, 2016

          Even after serving seven months in jail before charges were dropped and he was released, Leslie Merritt Jr. has always maintained his innocence in the string of sniper shootings on a busy Arizona freeway.

          Eleven shootings occurred in the Phoenix area over a 15-day stretch, and authorities claimed they had matched Merritt’s handgun to four of the shootings.

          WATCH: Accused Arizona Freeway Sniper Recalls The Day He Was Arrested While He Says He Was Buying Diapers For His Daughter

          But Merritt insists it couldn’t have been his gun that was involved in the shootings, because he wasn’t near the locations of the shootings.

          “I was nowhere near any of the scenes [for the first three],” he tells Dr. Phil in an exclusive new interview airing Thursday.

          WATCH: Once Accused Arizona Freeway Sniper Describes His 222 Days Behind Bars: It Was ‘Mental Torture’ 

          Additionally, Merritt says the gun wasn’t even in his possession for the fourth shooting, as, he says, it was at a local pawn shop.

          “How could I still be shooting at cars?” Merritt questions. “How could I be responsible for any of them?”

          WATCH: How Has Life Changed For Leslie Merritt Jr. After Being Arrested and Released As The Suspected Arizona Freeway Sniper?

          Watch the video above as Dr. Phil goes over the dates and locations of each of the shootings, and questions Merritt as to his whereabouts each time.

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