Episode 3: Uber Drives Gone Wrong

Episode 3: Uber Drives Gone Wrong

Amy’s Case:

Eliza Wasni and Victim Grant Nelson

In the early mornings of Memorial Day weekend 2017, Eliza Wasni requests her third Uber of that morning after taking off with a machete and knife stolen from her local Walmart moments before getting into the backseat of Uber driver and 34 year old, Grant Nelson’s car where she hacks at him from the backseat. We discuss the details of what happened on this fateful morning.

Kristin’s Case:

On the evening of February 20th, 2016, Jason Dalton drove his Uber around the Kalamazoo, MI area murdering a total of 6 people in between accepting fares. We discuss the events of that night, including Dalton’s defense that the Uber app was controlling his mind and body.

Kristin’s References

Case Police Interviews and Reports: http://shesleuths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Dalton-police-doc_2411327_ver1.0.pdf

2016 Kalamazoo shootings. (2019, September 10). Retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2016_Kalamazoo_shootings

Christenson, T. (2018, July 31). Court: Accused Kalamazoo mass shooter Jason Dalton’s statements to police cannot be used in trial. Retrieved from https://www.battlecreekenquirer.com/story/news/2018/07/31/kalamazoo-mass-shooting-suspects-statements-police-tossed/874652002/

Diaz, J., & O’brien, K. (2019, February 20). The night an Uber driver went on a murderous rampage, terrorizing a Michigan town. Retrieved from https://abcnews.go.com/US/night-uber-driver-murderous-rampage-terrorizing-michigan-town/story?id=61176500#

Fowler, T. (2016, February 25). Lawyer for Michigan Uber Driver’s Family Shares New Details on Alleged Shooting Spree. Retrieved from https://abcnews.go.com/US/lawyer-michigan-uber-drivers-family-shares-details-alleged/story?id=37175519

Hunter, G. (2016, February 22). Kalamazoo area rampage stuns tight-knit community. Retrieved from https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/michigan/2016/02/21/police-revise-death-count-kalamazoo-shootings/80698164/

Shapiro, E. (2016, May 20). Kalamazoo Shooting Victim Testifies in Court: ‘I Pretended Like I Was Dead’. Retrieved from https://abcnews.go.com/US/accused-kalamazoo-shooters-outbursts-victim-cry-hysterically-stand/story?id=39254263

Walker, M. (2019, February 22). Kalamazoo Uber shootings: Who is Jason Dalton? Retrieved from https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2019/02/22/jason-dalton-uber-shootings-kalamazoo/2949045002/

Walker, M. (2019, February 22). Kalamazoo Uber shootings: Meet the victims of Jason Dalton. Retrieved from https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2019/02/22/kalamazoo-uber-shootings-here-victims-jason-dalton/2949988002/

Amy’s References:

(n.d.). Retrieved from https://everipedia.org/wiki/lang_en/eliza-wasni-illinois

Cox, B. L. (2019, May 23). Girl accused in Uber driver’s slaying to be moved to adult jail after saying she wanted to go on killing spree, prosecutor says. Retrieved from https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-met-teen-uber-murder-charge-juvenile-detention-20181212-story.html

Farrell, P. (2017, June 2). Eliza Wasni: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know. Retrieved from https://heavy.com/news/2017/05/eliza-wasni-grant-nelson-murder/

Jordan, K., Horng, E., & Wls. (2017, June 1). Teen charged in Uber driver’s stabbing death in Lincolnwood. Retrieved from https://abc7chicago.com/news/teen-charged-in-uber-drivers-stabbing-death-in-lincolnwood/2058818/