Michigan Uber driver pleads guilty to murdering six passengers

6 month ago

A Michigan man allegedly killed six strangers from picking up riders for Uber entered a guilty plea to murder and attempted murder on Monday.

The guilty plea of Jason Dalton surprised the lawyers and the judge who planned to pick up a jury in Kalamazoo County Court. "I have wanted to do this for quite a while," he told the judge.

The suspect admitted the shooting of eight people at three locations in the Kalamazoo area in 2016 where four women, a 17-year-old boy and a man were killed.

Dalton's lawyer Eusebio Solis had recommended him not to plead guilty. He claimed that his client wanted to avoid families more pain during the trial. He faces a mandatory sentence of life in jail without possibility of parole.