Michigan Uber driver charged with six murders to get competency exam

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Posted: Mar 03, 2016 11:24 AM

By Mark Wedel

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (Reuters) - The Michigan Uber driver charged with murdering six people last month in a shooting spree in the southwestern part of the state will undergo a competency exam, the prosecuting attorney said on Thursday.

Jason Dalton, 45, is charged with shooting eight people, killing six of them, over a five-hour period on Feb. 20 in between driving customers for the Uber [UBER.UL] car service in Kalamazoo, Michigan, about 150 miles (240 km) west of Detroit.

Dalton's attorney requested a competency exam for the suspect, Kalamazoo County Prosecuting Attorney Jeffrey Getting told reporters following a 45-minute probable-cause hearing that was closed to the public.

(Reporting by Mark Wedel; Writing by Ben Klayman; Editing by Bernadette Baum)