Homicide

Key hearing next for man charged with killing 6 in Michigan

  • Witness and survivor Tiana Carruthers prepares to testify in the  preliminary examination of suspect Jason Dalton in district court on Friday, May 20, 2016 in Kalamazoo, Mich. Judge Christopher Haenicke stopped the hearing after Dalton interrupted Carruther's testimony.  Prosecutors say Dalton gunned down six people and wounded two others in the Kalamazoo area over several hours on Feb. 20 while driving for Uber that night. ( Mark Bugnaski/Kalamazoo Gazette-MLive Media Group via AP, Pool)

    Witness and survivor Tiana Carruthers prepares to testify in the preliminary examination of suspect Jason Dalton in district court on Friday, May 20, 2016 in Kalamazoo, Mich. Judge Christopher Haenicke stopped the hearing after Dalton interrupted Carruther's testimony. Prosecutors say Dalton gunned down six people and wounded two others in the Kalamazoo area over several hours on Feb. 20 while driving for Uber that night. ( Mark Bugnaski/Kalamazoo Gazette-MLive Media Group via AP, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

  • Witness and survivor Tiana Carruthers cries on the witness stand as Kalamazoo County Deputies remove defendant Jason Dalton after an outburst during his preliminary examination in district court on Friday, May 20, 2016 in Kalamazoo, Mich. Prosecutors say Dalton gunned down six people and wounded two others in the Kalamazoo area over several hours on Feb. 20 while driving for Uber that night. ( Mark Bugnaski/Kalamazoo Gazette-MLive Media Group via AP, Pool)

    Witness and survivor Tiana Carruthers cries on the witness stand as Kalamazoo County Deputies remove defendant Jason Dalton after an outburst during his preliminary examination in district court on Friday, May 20, 2016 in Kalamazoo, Mich. Prosecutors say Dalton gunned down six people and wounded two others in the Kalamazoo area over several hours on Feb. 20 while driving for Uber that night. ( Mark Bugnaski/Kalamazoo Gazette-MLive Media Group via AP, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

  • Kalamazoo County Deputies remove Jason Dalton after an outburst during his preliminary examination in district court on Friday, May 20, 2016 in Kalamazoo, Mich. Prosecutors say Dalton gunned down six people and wounded two others in the Kalamazoo area over several hours on Feb. 20 while driving for Uber that night. ( Mark Bugnaski/Kalamazoo Gazette-MLive Media Group via AP, Pool)

    Kalamazoo County Deputies remove Jason Dalton after an outburst during his preliminary examination in district court on Friday, May 20, 2016 in Kalamazoo, Mich. Prosecutors say Dalton gunned down six people and wounded two others in the Kalamazoo area over several hours on Feb. 20 while driving for Uber that night. ( Mark Bugnaski/Kalamazoo Gazette-MLive Media Group via AP, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

A judge is holding a key hearing to determine whether a Michigan man will go to trial for random shootings that killed six people and injured two more.

Jason Dalton is accused in three separate shootings in the Kalamazoo-area in February, which authorities said he carried out between picking up riders as an Uber driver. A judge on Friday must decide whether there's enough evidence to move the case to trial court.

Police have quoted Dalton as saying a "devil figure" on Uber's app was controlling him the night of the shootings.

Six people were killed and a woman and a 14-year-old girl were injured on Feb. 20. Dalton is charged with murder and attempted murder. He's been found mentally competent to understand the charges and assist his lawyer.