Judge: Some of Jason Dalton's interviews allowed in court

Jason Dalton murder ruling

KALAMAZOO, MICH. - Some statements made by accused killer Jason Dalton following a February 2016 shooting in Kalamazoo that killed six, injured two will be allowed in court.

Judge Alexander Lipsey ruled Thursday that the entire interview conducted by a Michigan State Police detective will not be suppressed. While parts of the first interview conducted by two Kalamazoo police detectives will be suppressed, citing the defendant asked not to speak with police at that time.

Lipsey added he was troubled by the conduct of Kalamazoo police, noting that transcripts and video clearly indicate their interviews were geared towards Dalton incriminating himself. Lipsey will allow some questions and answers in court that pertained to if there were other suspects or victims.

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.

Jason Dalton's murder trail is scheduled to start June 13th. 

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