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Man Seeks Case Dismissal in Tulsa Slayings of 3
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- Attorneys for one of two 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.
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Posted: Friday, January 11 2013, 12:43 PM CST
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Man: Daughter killed in tornado was 'special baby'
May 22, 2013 19:23 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- An Oklahoma man whose daughter was killed when a tornado struck Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore says she was his "special baby" who made friends with everyone she met.
Joshua Hornsby's 9-year-old daughter Janae was among seven children killed when the tornado hit the school Monday afternoon. Officials say 10 children in all were among the 24 people killed in the storm.
Hornsby says he drove to the school after hearing a tornado was headed that way but arrived 10 minutes after it struck. He says he also lost his home.
State officials say the damage estimate from the twister that's been rated an EF5 by the National Weather Service could exceed $2 billion.
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