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Attorneys file challenges to death penalty request for Good Friday shooting suspect

BY BILL BRAUN, Tulsa World Modified: January 9, 2013 at 4:43 pm •  Published: January 9, 2013

Lawyers for one of two defendants charged with murdering three people in Tulsa on Good Friday filed court challenges Wednesday to a death penalty request and also to the sufficiency of the evidence presented at a preliminary hearing.

Jacob Carl England’s position is that a motion to suppress his statements to Tulsa police should have been sustained, and therefore evidence from the custodial interrogation should not have been considered in determining whether England should have been bound over for trial, according to a document filed by the defense.

England, 20, and Alvin Lee Watts, 33, are each charged with three counts of first-degree murder, two counts of shooting with intent to kill, and five counts of malicious intimidation or harassment.



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