By Jialu Liu
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Talk Media News) – Jason Dalton, the Michigan Uber driver who is charged with six counts of murder and two counts of assault with intent to commit murder in Kalamazoo-area rampage over the weekend, has been denied bail during his arraignment.
Dalton appeared in the court via video conference Monday, listening to the charges against him and later indicated that he understood the charges, however noted that he “would prefer to remain silent.”
Kalamazoo police detective Cory Ghiringhelli told the presiding judge that Dalton admitted to taking “people’s lives on 2/20/2016.”
On Saturday night, Dalton continued to pick up passengers and deliver them to their destinations between shooting rampages.
Uber released a statement Sunday confirming that Dalton did work for the company and had passed a routine background check.
The court announced that the Preliminary Exam Conference (PEC), when the prosecution will deliver enough evidence that a crime has been committed, will take place March third.