Uber Driver Admits To Murdering Six People Between Fares
An Uber driver accused of killing six people and injuring two others on a Saturday night rampage in Kalamazoo, Michigan, admitted that he killed people between his Uber fares.
Jason Dalton pleaded guilty to murder and attempted murder. He faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison with no chance for parole.
“I’ve wanted to do this for quite a while,” Dalton told the judge.
He also responded “yes” to a number of questions, admitting that he shot eight people at three locations in the Kalamazoo vicinity, including four women, a man, and a 17-year-old boy.
CNN spoke to a man who claimed to be one of his Uber fares,
“We got about a mile from my house, and he got a telephone call. After that call, he started driving erratically, running stop signs,” Matt Mellen said. “We were kind of driving through medians, driving through the lawn speeding along and then finally, once he came to a stop, I jumped out of the car and ran away.”
Mellen said he called the cops, “He was surprisingly calm, I was freaking out.”
Uber confirmed that Dalton, 45, was an Uber driver and said he had passed a background check.