Dalton shot Tiana Carruthers, 25, just before 6 p.m. on Feb. 20, 2016, MLive reported. Four hours later, Dalton shot and killed Rich Smith, 53, and his 17-year-old son, Tyler Smith. He later shot and killed Mary Lou Nye, 62; Mary Jo Nye, 60, Dorothy "Judy" Brown, 74; and Barbara Hawthorne, 68. He also critically wounded Abigail Kopf, 14, the website reported.
At his sentencing hearing, Dalton was confronted by several family members of the victims. Carruthers also addressed Dalton and demanded he look at her, but he refused, WDIV reported.