Justin Dalton a former Uber driver who went on a 2016 shooting rampage in Michigan that left six strangers dead and two severely injured was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole after loved ones of his victims made tearful statements and asked for the maximum punishment.
Justin Dalton, 48, showed no remorse, refused to offer an apology or make a statement on why he committed the ambush killings of four women and a father and his teenage son in Kalamazoo. “Our prisons are not designed to be for those folks we are mad at, but for those folks we are afraid of, and you clearly fall into that category,” Judge Alexander Lipsey told Dalton at the conclusion of the sentencing hearing in Kalamazoo County Circuit Court.
In a surprise move and against the advice of his attorney, Dalton pleaded guilty on Jan. 7 to six counts of murder and two counts of attempted murder. When he was arrested, he told police that an “evil figure” on his Uber app took control of his mind and body the day he committed the killings in between picking up passengers.
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