MI Court of Appeals ordered to hear Dalton appeal

Kalamazoo and Battle Creek
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LANSING, Mich. (WOOD) — The Michigan Supreme Court has ordered the Michigan Court of Appeals must consider an appeal by Kalamazoo shooting spree suspect Jason Dalton.

Last September, the Court of Appeals decided not to hear Dalton’s appeal with a 2-1 vote. His defense attorney then asked the state’s high court to consider hearing it.

The appeal is regarding statements Dalton made to police just after his arrest, as his defense attorney said they came after Dalton said he didn’t want to talk to investigators any more.

Dalton’s defense attorney filed the appeal after a Kalamazoo County judge agreed to suppress portions of the police interviews, but said most of it would come into evidence.

Dalton is accused of killing six people during a shooting spree in Kalamazoo in 2016.

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