Serial Killer Shocks Courtroom, Pleads Guilty to Six Counts of Murder
Jason Dalton, the Kalamazoo, Michigan man who said the devil took over the Uber app on his iPhone and told him to kill six people and wound two more, is going to spend the rest of his life behind bars without any chance of parole.
Dalton shocked his attorney, his family, and the rest of a Kalamazoo County courtroom Jan. 7 when he stopped jury selection for his murder trial and entered a plea of guilty to all charges.
Dalton pled to six counts of murder, two counts of attempted murder and eight counts of felony use of a firearm.
Dalton, working part-time as an Uber driver, drove around Kalamazoo the night of Feb. 20, 2016, shooting whomever the glowing red app on his iPhone told him to kill.
Six people fell dead while police frantically tried to find his car and stopped the seemingly senseless slaughter.
Radio and TV stations broadcast warnings as people huddled inside their homes for safety and urgently called friends and loved ones to make sure they were okay.
Now the story finally has an ending, and that, Jason said, was one reason he decided to plead guilty.
Relatives of the people who lost their lives at the hands of Jason and his Uber app held hands and wept as he pled guilty.
His attorney, Eusebio Solis said he was as surprised as anyone in the courtroom by his client's decision.
However, Solis also said he thinks Jason decided he didn't want to put his family, the families of the six people killed or the two young women who survived his gunshots through the pain of reliving that horrific night.
The judge asked Jason if he understood what he was doing meant life in prison with no chance of freedom.
Jason replied, "I've wanted to do this for quite a while."
The Devil Made Him Do It: A Shocking True Crime Story of Mass Murder takes you along for the ride with a murderous maniac on a gripping night of slaughter as an Uber driver spends four hours murdering whomever a glowing red app on his phone tells him to kill.
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