Murder charges filed in Good Friday shooting spree

TULSA - The Tulsa County District Attorney's Office has filed 10 charges for last week's Good Friday shootings.

Jacob England, 19, and Alvin Watts, 33, were each charged with three counts of first-degree murder, two counts of shooting with intent to kill and five counts of malicious harassment.

Bobby Clark, Dannaer Fields and William Allen were all found dead of a single gunshot wound to the chest April 6.

Deon Tucker, 44, and David Hall, 46, were also wounded but survived the shootings.

"Filing charges is the first step to obtain justice for the victims and their families," said Doug Drummond, Tulsa County first assistant district attorney. "This is a tragic and senseless crime. Our office is committed to holding those responsible accountable for their actions."

The decision whether to seek the death penalty will be determined at a later date, said Drummond.

"Typically, we make that decision once the preliminary hearing is completed and I anticipate we will follow that process in this case," said Drummond.

The counts of malicious harassment against England and Watts have been applied to all five shootings and imply racial motivation.

Oklahoma defines malicious harassment as the intent to " intimidate or harass another person because of that person's race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin or disability."

Jesse Jackson traveled to Tulsa to speak out about the crime, calling for the federal government to become involved and for the state to label the spree a "hate crime."

All the victims of the shooting spree were black and police have described the suspects as white.

Meanwhile, the judge at Friday's proceedings revoked the bonds of England and Watts, according to jail records.  They were initially ordered held at the Tulsa County Jail on $9.16 million each.

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