No ruling Yet in Shooting Spree Hearing

Jul 19, 2012

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A Tulsa County judge has continued the preliminary hearing for two men accused of killing three black people and wounding two more during a shooting spree.

Tulsa County Special Judge David Youll scheduled the hearing to resume August 14th while he considers defense motions. The defense contends that police took statements from Jake England and Alvin Watts in violation of their constitutional rights.

Earlier, England's uncle, Timothy Hoey, testified that Watts told him he and England treated the shootings like a contest to see who could shoot the most people.

Prosecutors allege England may have targeted William Allen, Bobby Clark and Dannaer Fields and the others to avenge his father's shooting death by a black man in 2010.

The hearing is to determine if there's enough evidence for the two to stand trial.