Jake England's Confession Admitted into Evidence

Aug 7, 2012

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa prosecutors say one of two men accused of gunning down three black people in April understood his rights after he was arrested and voluntarily gave statements to police.

In court papers filed Monday, First Assistant District Attorney Doug Drummond says accused shooter Jake England's confession should be admitted into evidence.

Attorneys for England have asserted that police took statements from England in violation of his constitutional rights. Attorneys for the other defendant, Alvin Watts, have filed a similar motion, but that hasn't been resolved.

A judge will consider the motions at a hearing next Tuesday.

England, 19, and Watts, 33, face murder and hate crimes charges stemming from the Easter weekend shootings that killed William Allen, Bobby Clark and Dannaer Fields.