Prosecutor can’t use some statements in Michigan shootings that killed 6

Jason Dalton appears in Kalamazoo County Circuit Court Thursday, April 13, 2017, for an evidentiary hearing on a motion to suppress his statements made during detective interviews in the hours following a 2016 mass shooting. Dalton faces murder, assault with intent to murder and gun charges in the Feb. 20, 2016 mass shooting that also wounded two people, including a teenage girl. (Mark Bugnaski/Kalamazoo Gazette-MLive Media Group via AP)

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Prosecutors cannot use some statements made by a Michigan man who is charged with killing six people in between picking up riders for Uber.
Judge Alexander Lipsey said Thursday that Kalamazoo police were too aggressive when Jason Dalton indicated that he didn’t want to talk about a series of shootings in the Kalamazoo area in February 2016.
But the judge also says separate statements made to state police can be used as evidence at Dalton’s trial, which is scheduled to begin in June.
Dalton is charged with murder and attempted murder. Investigators have quoted him as saying a “devil figure” on Uber’s app was controlling him on the night of the shootings.
Dalton has been found competent to understand the charges and assist his attorney.