Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Man Charged with Killing 6 in Michigan to Face Trial

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Man Charged with Killing 6 in Michigan to Face Trial

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KALAMAZOO, Mich. * A man charged with killing six strangers in between picking up riders for Uber will go to trial, a Michigan judge said Friday after listening to a dozen witnesses, including a survivor of the random shootings who said it's his face she sees in her sleep each night.

Jason Dalton is charged with murder and attempted murder. He's accused of shooting eight people in three locations in the Kalamazoo area on Feb. 20; six died.

Tiana Carruthers, one of two survivors, was the first witness, but her testimony was interrupted by bizarre outbursts by Dalton, who was dragged out of court by deputies and ordered to jail to watch the hearing via video.

Dalton, 45, who has been found competent to understand the charges and assist his lawyer, made references to "old people with these old black bags. …

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