Michigan man gets life without parole in 6 shooting deaths
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — A man who fatally shot six strangers in southwestern Michigan was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison with no chance of parole, and some loved ones of those he killed said they believe he'll face a greater, more permanent punishment.
The Latest: Michigan man gets life, no parole in 6 killings
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of a man who shot six strangers to death in Kalamazoo, Michigan (all times local):
Relatives of the six people killed by a lone gunman in southwestern Michigan told him they believe he is destined for greater punishment after he was sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison.
Man pleads guilty to killing 6 in between driving for Uber
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan man charged with killing six strangers between picking up rides for Uber pleaded guilty to murder on Monday, just before attorneys were set to interview jurors for his trial.
The Latest: Gunman’s family laments ‘senseless tragedy’
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on a guilty plea in the fatal shootings of six people in Michigan in 2016 (all times local):
Relatives of a man who pleaded guilty to killing six people in southwestern Michigan say their "hearts are broken" by the suffering of his victims.
Jason Dalton's family and former wife released a statement Monday, expressing condolences to the victims and their families. Dalton's family says "nothing that we can say is adequate."
Jury process opens in trial over 6 killings in Michigan
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — The size of the jury pool could delay the start of testimony in the high-profile trial of a man who is charged with killing six strangers in southwestern Michigan.
Jason Dalton is charged with murder and attempted murder. He's accused of shooting eight people in three locations in the Kalamazoo area in 2016, in between picking up riders for Uber.
Trial date set; fight ends over statements in mass shootings
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — A January trial date has been set in the case of an Uber driver charged with killing six people in Michigan after a prosecutor said he won't appeal a decision that keeps a lid on parts of a police interview.
Kalamazoo County prosecutor Jeff Getting says it's time to bring the "matter to trial without further delay." The shootings occurred in February 2016.
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan appeals court has ruled certain statements made to police by an Uber driver charged with killing six people and wounding two others in southwestern Michigan cannot be used at trial.
The three-judge panel said Tuesday that some of Jason Dalton's statements should be suppressed because a detective continued questioning him after Dalton "invoked both his rights to counsel and to remain silent."
The 48-year-old Dalton is charged with murder and attempted murder.
Michigan group works on memorial for shooting victims
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — The victims of what police say was a shooting rampage by an Uber driver two years ago in Kalamazoo County are being honored as part of a multi-tiered memorial project, with fundraising efforts underway.
The ForeverStrong Memorial Foundation plans to create a memorial to honor those killed in the shooting. The memorial will also honor five bicyclists who were killed and four injured by a pickup truck in June 2016.
Court won’t hear evidence dispute in Kalamazoo shootings
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan appeals court won't review a judge's decision about evidence in the case of a man charged with killing six people in the Kalamazoo area.
Jason Dalton's attorney had asked the court to look at a decision about Dalton's statements to police. Prosecutor Jeff Getting says the appeals court turned down the request Monday.
The appeal had delayed Dalton's trial, which was supposed to start in June. He now has eight weeks to ask the Michigan Supreme Court to intervene.
Kalamazoo shooting victim returning to school 1½ years later
BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — The youngest survivor of an Uber driver's alleged shooting rampage in Kalamazoo, Michigan, is returning to school part time.
The mother of 15-year-old Abigail Kopf tells WOOD-TV her daughter will attend Harper Creek High School in Battle Creek for two to three hours a day, possibly five days a week.
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan appeals court says ineffective work by a defense lawyer has spoiled the murder conviction of a Kalamazoo man in the death of his 2-year-old son.
Brian Roberts will get a new trial. The court says attorney Eusebio Solis "failed to properly investigate the medical controversy surrounding abusive head trauma in young children."
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — A June 13 trial will be postponed in the case of a Michigan man charged with killing six people during a day of picking up Uber riders.
The Kalamazoo County prosecutor says Jason Dalton wants the state appeals court to review a decision about his statements to police. The court might decline, but the step still means that the trial won't start as scheduled.
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — The youngest survivor of an Uber driver's alleged shooting rampage in Kalamazoo, Michigan, last year will start high school with her classmates this fall.
Abigail Kopf, 15, underwent testing Thursday so educators at Michigan's Harper Creek Community Schools could figure out where the teen stands academically, WOOD-TV (http://bit.ly/2qe5BVH ) reported.
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Prosecutors cannot use some statements made by a Michigan man who is charged with killing six people in between picking up riders for Uber.
Judge Alexander Lipsey said Thursday that Kalamazoo police were too aggressive when Jason Dalton indicated that he didn't want to talk about a series of shootings in the Kalamazoo area in February 2016.
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — A judge is considering whether to allow statements at trial made by an Uber driver in Michigan accused of fatally shooting six strangers in between picking up riders.
Kalamazoo County Circuit Court Judge Alexander Lipsey said Thursday that he would rule by April 20 after hearing arguments.
Police have quoted the suspect, Jason Dalton, as saying a "devil figure" on Uber's app was controlling him on the night of the shootings around Kalamazoo in southwestern Michigan.
Girl who survived Kalamazoo shooting still recovering
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Over a year after a shooting rampage in southwestern Michigan, a 15-year-old girl who survived being shot in the head is still recovering from the incident.
Abigail Kopf was the youngest survivor of the Feb. 20, 2016, shootings in Kalamazoo County that killed six people and wounded two others, The Battle Creek Enquirer (http://bcene.ws/2luBkSk ) reported.
Candlelight vigil remembers Kalamazoo shooting victims
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — A candlelight vigil has marked the anniversary of a shooting rampage in southwestern Michigan that killed six people and wounded two others.
The event was held Monday night at Wings Event Center in Kalamazoo. The Rev. Paul Fazio, pastor of North Park Reformed Church, told the crowd that the community is "an example of not letting darkness win" and he says "Kalamazoo is brighter than that."
Candlelight vigil to remember Kalamazoo shooting victims
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — A candlelight vigil will be held for the one-year anniversary of a shooting rampage in southwestern Michigan that killed six people and wounded two others.
Details about a permanent memorial to honor the victims and survivors will be released after Monday's vigil at Wings Event Center in Kalamazoo.
Organizers say the multiyear project will include a physical monument.
Relatives of Kalamazoo shooting victims try to heal
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Relatives of two Kalamazoo men who were killed in a mass shooting last year have been working on healing.
Rich and Tyler Smith were in a parking lot Feb. 20, 2016, when a gunman ambushed and fatally shot them. Police say the Uber driver also fatally shot four women and critically injured two that day.