Man seeks case dismissal in Tulsa slayings of 3 - KSWO, Lawton, OK- Wichita Falls, TX: News, Weather, Sports. ABC, 24/7, Telemundo -

Man seeks case dismissal in Tulsa slayings of 3

Posted: Updated:

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Attorneys for 1 of 2 men charged in an April 2012 shooting rampage in Tulsa that left three black people dead and two more wounded say authorities never had probable cause to arrest their client.

The claim is made in a document filed Friday in Tulsa District Court by public defenders for Alvin Watts, who wants his case dismissed.

The 33-year-old Watts is charged along with 20-year-old Jake England in the shooting deaths of William Allen, Bobby Clark and Dannaer Fields, who were killed as they walked near their homes in a predominantly black section of Tulsa. The pair also face hate crime charges in the killings.

Both men have pleaded not guilty. Prosecutors announced last week they would seek the death penalty against England and Watts.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow
KSWO-TV, 1401 SE 60th Street
Lawton, OK 73501

Telephone: (580) 355-7000
Fax: (580) 357-3811

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KSWO. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.