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Tulsa shooting spree suspect due in court in assault case

TULSA — A Tulsa man accused in a deadly April shooting spree is due in court on separate charges alleging that he assaulted a jail guard.

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: December 27, 2012
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TULSA — A Tulsa man accused in a deadly April shooting spree is due in court on separate charges alleging that he assaulted a jail guard.

Jake England was charged after he allegedly elbowed and cursed a guard as he was being taken to his cell at the Tulsa jail from the recreation yard Nov. 1. He is due in court at 9 a.m. Thursday for a preliminary hearing.

England and Alvin Watts face murder and hate crime charges in the April rampage that killed three and wounded two others. They're to be arraigned on those charges Jan. 9.

All five shooting victims were black, and authorities say England may have targeted black people because he wanted to avenge his father's shooting death by a black man two years earlier.

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