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Tulsa Suspects Charged With Murder, Hate Crimes

Victims targeted because they were black, say prosecutors

(Newser) - Two men accused of going on a shooting spree that terrorized the predominantly black north side of Tulsa face murder and hate crime charges. Jake England, 19, and his roommate, Alvin Watts, 33, each were charged today with three counts of first-degree murder, two counts of shooting with intent to... More »

Tulsa Shooting Suspect Was Friendly With Victim: Wife

Jake England had visited with William Allen, wife says

(Newser) - William Allen was friendly with Jake England , occasionally chatting with him when they ran into each other—but now England, along with Alvin Watts, is accused of killing Allen during last week's Tulsa shooting spree . Allen's widow tells the Tulsa World that Allen and England met at the... More »

Tulsa Shooters Confessed: Cops

Investigators still determining motive

(Newser) - Two men accused of killing three black pedestrians and injuring two others in Tulsa shootings have confessed to the crimes, according to authorities. Jake England, 19, said he shot two people, and Alvin Watts, 32, admitted to shooting three, say police. Investigators determined that one of England's victims and... More »

Facebook Page May Provide Clue in Tulsa Killings

Shootings of blacks followed murder anniversary of suspect's dad

(Newser) - Investigators are probing racially charged Facebook comments by one of two white men busted in the murder of black pedestrians in Oklahoma. The apparently random shootings by suspected gunmen Jake England, 19, and Alvin Watts, 32, left three people dead and two critically injured. The Tulsa shootings occurred nearly two... More »

Cops Bust 2 in Okla. Shootings

Police say shootings weren't racially motivated

(Newser) - Police backed by a helicopter arrested two white men early today and said they would face murder charges in the recent shootings that terrorized Tulsa's black community and left three people dead and two critically wounded. A police spokesman said Jake England, 19, and Alvin Watts, 32, were arrested... More »

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