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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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In tornado's wake, worried parents seek out kids
May 21, 2013 08:28 GMT
By NOMAAN MERCHANT Associated Press
MOORE, Okla. (AP) -- Parents and guardians of children whose elementary schools were damaged in the deadly tornado that ripped through the Oklahoma City area are hoping for happy reunions.
At least 20 children are among the more than 50 reported dead so far in Moore, an Oklahoma City suburb ravaged Monday afternoon by a tornado with winds up to 200 mph. Officials said early Tuesday the death toll could rise by as many as 40.
Many parents seeking their children gathered at a suburban church, listening intently as someone with a bullhorn called out the names of children who were being dropped off. For many families, the ordeal ended in tears of joy. Others were left to wait in the darkness, hoping for good news while fearing the worst.
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