Wife: I've Got Bad News for Accused Kalamazoo Shooter

Carole Dalton files for divorce
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 27, 2016 1:55 PM CST
Wife: I'm Done With Accused Kalamazoo Shooter
In this Feb. 22, 2016, file photo, Jason Dalton, of Kalamazoo Township, Mich., is arraigned via video before Judge Christopher T. Haenicke in Kalamazoo, Mich.   (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

(Newser) – Mass murder, apparently, was the last straw. The wife of Michigan mass-shooting suspect Jason Dalton has filed for divorce, Michigan Live reports. "There has been a breakdown in the marriage relationship to the extent the objects of matrimony have been destroyed and there remains no reasonable likelihood that the marriage can be preserved," reads the filing on behalf of Carole Dalton in Kalamazoo County Circuit Court. She's also seeking sole custody of the children, ages 10 and 15, and the use of Jason's 401k plan for child support. Jason, 45, has been charged with six counts of murder and two counts of attempted murder for a series of seemingly random shootings on Feb. 20.

Investigators have also heard that Jason and Carole were having marital problems before the shootings, the Detroit Free Press reports. "I've heard that, but it would be premature to release anything like that," says Michigan State Police First Lt. Dale Hinz. "We're still looking into motives and no motive has been established at this point." Authorities have interviewed Carole but released no details. Meanwhile, Jason's family released a statement that reads in part: "There are no words which can express our shock and disbelief, and we are devastated and saddened for the victims and the families of the victims." (Jason worked for Uber, which sidelined a complaint about him.)

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