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Former Uber Driver From Kalamazoo Gets Life For Killing 6 People

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) - Jason Dalton, the former Uber driver who killed six people between shifts between while working as a driver gets life in prison with no chance of parole.

Jason Dalton
(Photo by Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office via Getty Images)

Dalton is scheduled to receive the mandatory sentence Tuesday in Kalamazoo County. The surprise guilty plea as lawyers and a judge planned for jury selection came Jan. 7 — nearly three years after he shot eight people at three locations.

Four women, a man, and a 17-year-old boy were killed.

Dalton told a judge last month that he wanted to plead guilty "for quite a while." Defense attorney Eusebio Solis said he advised Dalton against it but added his 48-year-old client wanted to spare the victims' families more grief.

Police quoted Dalton as saying a "devil figure" on Uber's app-controlled him.

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