2 charged with murder in Tulsa shooting rampage

Apr 9 2012 - 9:53am

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This photo combo of images provided by the Tulsa Police Department via the Tulsa World shows Jacob England, left, and Alvin Watts. According to police, England, 19, and Watts, 32, will be charged with three counts of murder and two counts of shooting with intent to kill, after being arrested early Sunday, April 8, 2012, for their involvement in the recent shootings in Tulsa, Okla., that left three people dead and two others critically wounded. (AP Photo/Tulsa Police Department via Tulsa World)
FILE - In this Saturday, April 7, 2012 file photo, Tulsa Chief of Police Chuck Jordan speaks during a news conference at the Tulsa Police Department, in downtown Tulsa, Okla., where he said that police would do whatever it takes to apprehend suspects in what he called vicious and cowardly attacks that left three people dead and two others critically wounded. On Sunday, April 8, police arrested two men and said they would face murder charges in the recent shootings that terrorized Tulsa. (AP Photo/Tulsa World, James Gibbard, File)
From left, Renae Shoates, Margaret Love, Dr. Warren Blakney, local president of the NAACP and minister of the Church of Christ, and Kavin Ross participate in a remembrance of the shooting victims, in Tulsa, Okla. Police arrested two men early Sunday in a series of shootings that terrorized Tulsa's black community and left three people dead and two others critically wounded. (AP Photo/Tulsa World, Tom Gilbert)
City Councilor Jack Henderson listens to questions from the media during a news conference on Sunday, April 8, 2012 in Tulsa, Okla. Tulsa police have arrested two white men accused of killing three black residents and injuring two others in north Tulsa last week. (AP Photo/Tulsa World, John Clanton)
This April 8, 2012, photo shows the house of shooting suspects Alvin Watts and Jake England at 2800 E 61st St. North, in Turley, Okla. Watts and England appeared via closed-circuit television from jail for their first court appearance Monday, April 9. A judge set bond at $9.16 million apiece. Both are charged with three counts of first-degree murder, two counts of shooting with the intent to kill and one count of possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony. (AP Photo/The Tulsa World, Joey Johnson)
This photo combo of images provided by the Tulsa Police Department via the Tulsa World shows Jacob England, left, and Alvin Watts. According to police, England, 19, and Watts, 32, will be charged with three counts of murder and two counts of shooting with intent to kill, after being arrested early Sunday, April 8, 2012, for their involvement in the recent shootings in Tulsa, Okla., that left three people dead and two others critically wounded. (AP Photo/Tulsa Police Department via Tulsa World)
FILE - In this Saturday, April 7, 2012 file photo, Tulsa Chief of Police Chuck Jordan speaks during a news conference at the Tulsa Police Department, in downtown Tulsa, Okla., where he said that police would do whatever it takes to apprehend suspects in what he called vicious and cowardly attacks that left three people dead and two others critically wounded. On Sunday, April 8, police arrested two men and said they would face murder charges in the recent shootings that terrorized Tulsa. (AP Photo/Tulsa World, James Gibbard, File)
From left, Renae Shoates, Margaret Love, Dr. Warren Blakney, local president of the NAACP and minister of the Church of Christ, and Kavin Ross participate in a remembrance of the shooting victims, in Tulsa, Okla. Police arrested two men early Sunday in a series of shootings that terrorized Tulsa's black community and left three people dead and two others critically wounded. (AP Photo/Tulsa World, Tom Gilbert)
City Councilor Jack Henderson listens to questions from the media during a news conference on Sunday, April 8, 2012 in Tulsa, Okla. Tulsa police have arrested two white men accused of killing three black residents and injuring two others in north Tulsa last week. (AP Photo/Tulsa World, John Clanton)
This April 8, 2012, photo shows the house of shooting suspects Alvin Watts and Jake England at 2800 E 61st St. North, in Turley, Okla. Watts and England appeared via closed-circuit television from jail for their first court appearance Monday, April 9. A judge set bond at $9.16 million apiece. Both are charged with three counts of first-degree murder, two counts of shooting with the intent to kill and one count of possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony. (AP Photo/The Tulsa World, Joey Johnson)

 

 

Alvin Watts and Jake England appeared via closed-circuit television from jail for their first court appearance Monday. A judge set bond at $9.16 million apiece.

 

Both are charged with three counts of first-degree murder, two counts of shooting with the intent to kill and one count of possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Neither man had an attorney present Monday. The judge set an April 16 court date.

Police describe the suspects as white and the victims as black but can't yet say if the attacks were racially motivated. Police are examining whether England was trying to avenge the death of his father, who was killed two years ago.

 

 

 

TULSA, Okla. -- Two Oklahoma men accused in a rampage that left three people dead have been charged with murder.

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