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    Jake England Sentenced in 2012 OK Random Shootings

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    Authorities in Oklahoma arrested two people early Sunday in connection with a deadly spate of random shootings in Tulsa that had residents on edge.

    About 30 representatives from four law enforcement agencies -- the Tulsa police, Tulsa County Sheriff's Office, the U.S. Marshals Service and the FBI -- had been working round-the-clock looking for the person that authorities say killed three people and wounded two others in shooting attacks early Friday.

    The police identified the arrested men as Jake England, 19, and Alvin Watts, 32.They will be charged with three counts of murder and two counts of shooting with intent to kill, the department said.

    Officials did not offer a motive.

    The news will undoubtedly come as relief to residents, many of whom had changed their daily habits since the shooting. Just blocks from where two of the shootings occurred in the predominantly black neighborhoods in north Tulsa, Philip Hargett moved his trash cans from the side of his home to the front so he would never have his back to the street.

    "It's going to be a couple of days for all of us to get over this," Hargett told CNN affiliate KOKI in Tulsa on Saturday night. His wife, Migdalia, said the shootings "scare the daylights out of me."

    Venecia Williams, a mother and a grandmother who lives in the area, said she was afraid because she just didn't know what might happen next.

    "That many shootings in one night?" she said. "That's quite a concern." After the shooting, a survivor described the suspect as a white man, driving an "older" white pickup truck, said Tulsa Police Chief Chuck Jordan.

    Police Capt. Jonathan Brooks told CNN that such a truck had been spotted at least three of the shooting sites, around that time.Both England and Watts are white. All the victims were black.

    The first shooting occurred at 1:03 a.m. Friday. That victim, 49-year-old Dannaer Fields, died at a hospital.

    Three minutes later, two other people were shot, authorities said. One of them "pretty close to the (gunman's) vehicle and the other ... a little further away," said Brooks, the police captain. Those two were initially in critical condition but, by Saturday evening, were expected to survive, he said.

    Then, just before 2 a.m., another person was shot and killed.

    The body of a third person was found around 8 a.m. next to a funeral home in a more commercial district, though Brooks said police believe he was shot much earlier.

    George Riley, the funeral director at Jack's Memory Chapel, said he was shocked that one of the shootings played out virtually on his doorstep.

    "I consider it a war zone," Riley, a Vietnam War veteran, told KOKI. "I don't want to say it's scary, but it can be scary."

    In addition to Fields, Jordan identified the other two victims as William Allen and Bobby Clark.

    "It appears all the victims were out walking or in the yard," Brooks said. "This (happened in) a residential neighborhood, predominantly single-family dwellings, except for the last victim.

    "The Rev. Warren Blakney, a pastor at a city church and president of the NAACP's Tulsa branch, said the shootings could well prove to be hate crimes given that they happened in a predominantly black neighborhood.

    "For a white male to come that deep into that area and to start indiscriminately shooting, that lends itself for many to believe that it probably was a hate crime," Blakney told CNN.

    Brooks, the police captain, said one survivor recalled how "the suspect drives up to him, asks ... for directions and shoots him for no reason." There is no indication the shooter used a racial slur or said anything else that might indicate his motive, according to police.

    "Right now, I'm more worried about three of my citizens being murdered," the chief said. "And if it takes us in a direction of a hate crime, that's certainly where we'll go and we'll prosecute him for that as well."

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    Jake's Facebook page.

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    Jake's posting from Thursday afternoon...
    Today is two years that my dad has been gone shot by a fu__ing ni__er it's hard not to go off between that and sheran I'm gone in the head. RIP
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    Story from 2010 when Jake England's father was murdered.

    Pernell Demond Jefferson is accused of shooting Carl England, 47, during an ongoing fight at the Comanche Park apartment complex Monday night. England went to the neighborhood to help his daughter after Jefferson tried to break into her apartment, according to his arrest report.

    Jefferson, who is either 37 or 38, suffered head and arm injuries in the scuffle and sought treatment at St. John Medical Center the next day. Someone spotted him and called police, who arrested him about 2:20 p.m., the report states.

    Officer Jason Willingham said a murder complaint against Jefferson is pending. His attorney, Scott Hjelm, did not immediately return a call for comment.

    The shooting stemmed from a scuffle between Jefferson and Damien Neal, who is England’s daughter’s boyfriend. Neal told officers that he hit Jefferson with a baseball bat before the attempted break-in, police said.

    Jefferson then left to find a gun, saying he would come back to “settle the dispute,” the report states. Meanwhile, England arrived and went looking for Jefferson with Neal. The men soon found him and another confrontation unfolded. England struck Jefferson with a stick, police said, and Jefferson opened fire after falling to the ground.

    England was hit in the chest and died at a hospital. His death was Tulsa’s 11th reported homicide of 2010, police said.

    Jefferson is held at the Tulsa Jail on complaints of attempted burglary, possession of a firearm after the former commission of a felony and an outstanding traffic warrant. His bail is set at $50,065, according to jail records.

    Jefferson is a previous felon with convictions in Tulsa County dating back to at least 1992. His crimes include domestic assault, drug possession and various weapon charges, court records indicate.

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    FBI in Tulsa: Too early to talk about hate crimes

    Tulsa police say there is a connection between shootings that terrorized the city's black community and the shooting of a suspect's father by a black man.

    Two men have been arrested in the Friday shootings that left three dead and two seriously wounded.

    Police have said they are looking at a possible Facebook posting by one of the suspects, 19-year-old Jake England, that suggests he was angry over the killing of his father by a black man two years ago.

    Task force commander Maj. Walter Evans says investigators know there's a connection between the two cases, but he and others at a Sunday news conference stopped short of calling Friday's shootings racially motivated.

    The FBI special agent in charge of Oklahoma says it's too early to talk about hate crimes.

    THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

    Two men were arrested Sunday in a deadly string of shootings that spread fear in Tulsa's black community, and police said they were looking at a possible Facebook posting by one of the suspects that suggested he was angry over the killing of his father by a black man.

    Acting on an anonymous tip, police took the suspects into a custody at a home just outside town around 2 a.m. Authorities said they planned to charge them with murder and other offenses in a series of shootings early Friday that left three people dead and two critically wounded, all of them black.

    Police identified both suspects as white but said investigators have yet to establish whether the attacks on the city's predominantly black north side were racially motivated, as many in the community feared.

    However, police spokesman Jason Willingham said investigators are looking at a Facebook page in which it appears one of the men, 19-year-old Jake England, expressed anger over his father being shot and killed by a black man. Willingham said police were aware of the page but he could not say for certain it was England's.

    A Thursday update on the Facebook page noted it has been two years since England's father died and "it's hard not to go off" between that anniversary and the death of his fiancée earlier this year.

    A friend of the family, Susan Sevenstar, told the Associated Press that England's fiancée had killed herself in January. The Facebook page had been taken down Sunday afternoon.

    The other man arrested was identified as Alvin Watts, 32. It was not immediately clear whether the men had attorneys.

    The Rev. Warren Blakney Sr., president of the Tulsa NAACP, said the arrests came as a big relief.

    "The community once again can go about its business without fear of there being a shooter on the streets on today, on Easter morning," he said.

    Police said they linked the shootings because they happened about the same time within a few miles of each other, and all five victims were out walking. Four were found in yards, and one was in the street.

    Police said they don't believe the victims knew one another. The dead were identified as Dannaer Fields, 49, Bobby Clark, 54, and William Allen, 31.

    "We don't have a motive at this time. We are still asking questions and hopefully that will become clear in coming days," Willingham said.

    Milan Cherry, Fields' niece, said her aunt didn't have a car and she believed she was walking home when she was shot. She described Fields as uplifting and a source of strength for their family in hard times.

    The killer "was just going around, murdering people for no reason," she said. "Now we have to bury our aunt because of this fool."

    The killings set off a major manhunt that involved Tulsa police, the FBI, the U.S. Marshals Service and other agencies.

    Police went to England's home after receiving a tip and then followed the men three or four blocks to another home, where they were arrested, Willingham said. He said he did not know if they were armed.

    "We've been on them since early in the evening" Saturday, the police spokesman said. "We had been doing surveillance and using a helicopter."

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    Tulsa police: Shooting victims chosen at random

    Tulsa police say there was no connection between the suspects and victims in a series of shootings that terrorized the city's black community.

    Police Chief Chuck Jordan said Sunday the victims "appeared to be totally random."

    Three people were killed and two seriously wounded in the shootings early Friday. Jordan says the two who survived have been released from the hospital.

    Police have said there is a connection between the shootings and the shooting of a suspect's father by a black man two years ago.

    All the victims of the shooting spree are black. Police previously described the two suspects as white.

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    Reporting the news has made the news.

    CNN anchor apologizes for reporter using n-word during news report



    A CNN anchor apologized on air Sunday after a correspondent covering the murder of three African-Americans in Tulsa, Okla., used offensive language during her news report.

    The three were shot dead, and two other African-Americans wounded, during a seven-hour period early Friday. Accused of killing them are Jake England, 19, and Alvin Watts, 32.

    Reporter Susan Candiotti didn't censor herself when she read from England's Facebook page, "Today is two years that my dad has been gone, shot by a f------ n-----," and the words were not "bleeped" by CNN before going to air, though the network did blur the words out when it showed a graphic of the post, mediabistro.com reported.

    Candiotti had prefaced the comment by saying, "Please excuse the language, it's very sensitive."

    At the end of Candiotti's report, anchor Fredricka Whitfield apologized, saying, "We apologize to our viewers for the profanities used."

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    Two men suspected of a string of killings in north Tulsa made their initial court appearance this morning via closed circuit video in Tulsa County District Court. Their arraignment was postponed until 9 a.m. April 16 to give prosecutors time to review the filing of charges.

    Jake England, 19, and Alvin Watts, 32, are each being held at the Tulsa Jail and are accused of three counts of first-degree murder, two counts of shooting with intent to kill and a single complaint of possession of a firearm while committing a felony. Their bond totals exceeded $18 million.

    The two did not speak during a video appearance that lasted less than two minutes before Special District Judge Bill Hiddle. The suspects were wearing orange jumpsuits and were handcuffed as they were escorted by deputies at the Tulsa Jail.

    England's bond was set at $3 million apiece for each of the three murder counts -- a total of $9 million. The bonds for two shooting with intent to kill accusations was set at $75,000 apiece -- a total of $150,000. Watts' bond amounts were the same. The possession of a firearm bond was $10,000 for each suspect.

    The total bond set for both men was $18.32 million -- $9.16 million for each.

    Tulsa County District Attorney Tim Harris said setting charges in the case and getting the case in court quickly “is the highest priority for the Tulsa County District Attorney’s Office.”

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    Tulsa Police Release Names Of Two Friday Shooting Victims Who Survived

    Tulsa Police have identified the two men who survived last Friday's shooting spree that left three people dead.

    Both men, 46-year-old David Hall and 44-year-old Deon Tucker were released from Tulsa hospitals on Sunday.

    Tucker says after the two men asked for directions they started shooting. He says the people who shot him should go to jail but not get the death penalty.

    Three others died. Tulsa Police identified them Friday afternoon as 49-year-old Dannaer Fields, 54-year-old Bobby Clark and 31-year-old William Allen.

    Hall and Tucker were shot across the street from Fields early Friday morning. All three were shot on 51st Street North.

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    Documents: 2 Suspects Confessed in Tulsa Shootings

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) - The two suspects arrested in a shooting rampage that terrorized Tulsa's black community and left three people dead have confessed, according to police documents given to The Associated Press.

    The documents given to the AP on Monday say 19-year-old Jake England confessed to shooting three people and 32-year-old Alvin Watts confessed to shooting two.

    The explanation for a shooting spree may lie in a killing that took place more than two years ago. England's father, Carl England, was fatally shot in 2010 by a man who had threatened his daughter and tried to kick in the door of her home. The man was black, and police say Jake England may have been seeking vengeance when he and his roommate shot five black people last week.

    The two suspects appeared in court Monday to have their bond set at $9.16 million apiece. Authorities have said they expect to charge the pair with three counts of first-degree murder and other crimes.

    Family and friends say Carl England's death sent his son into a downward spiral. On Thursday, Jake England apparently wrote a Facebook post marking the second anniversary of his father's death and lamented that "it's hard not to go off."

    Back in 2010, Carl England had responded to his daughter's call for help and with her boyfriend tracked down the man who tried to break in. A fight broke out, and the man took out a gun and fired at England.

    The man who pulled the trigger, Pernell Jefferson, was not charged with homicide because an investigation determined he acted in self-defense.

    Jefferson was charged with attempted burglary and a weapons violation and had his probation revoked in an unrelated weapons case for which he is serving a six-year sentence. He is scheduled to be tried in May on the burglary charge.

    According to an affidavit, Jefferson tried to kick in the door of the apartment England's daughter shared with her boyfriend after the boyfriend hit him with a baseball bat during an earlier confrontation at the couple's home.

    When Carl England and the boyfriend found Jefferson, Jefferson came at England, who hit Jefferson with a stick. Jefferson fell to the ground, pulled out a handgun and fatally shot the elder England.

    Jefferson fled but was arrested after seeking treatment for his injuries at a hospital.

    Watts' brother, Gene, told the Tulsa World that Watts moved in with England soon after his father died to help him rebuild his life and deal with his anger, which seemed to be racially focused.

    "I've never known my brother to be no racist or anything like that," Gene Watts said. "I know he was going through a little bit of depression problems, but other than that, he's got in little scuffles before, but he's never went off and done this."

    Alicia Houston, who lives near the roommates, told the newspaper she has known England since he was a child and "from the time his father died, that boy has been somebody else." She said England needed therapy "from the beginning" but didn't receive it. He was taking medication for depression, she said.

    The January suicide of England's fiancée, only months after she gave birth to their son, made matters worse. Sheran Hart Wilde died from a self-inflicted gunshot to the head on Jan. 10, according to the state medical examiner's office.

    All of those killed in the spree were apparently random targets who were shot while walking around.

    Among those killed in the shooting was Dannaer Fields, 49. Fields' niece said her aunt never felt unsafe in her neighborhood.

    "I can tell you she was a loving and giving person, and she had no fear of walking the streets," Deatrah Fields said. "She knew pretty much everyone. She was two blocks from her house when she was shot."

    Fields had worked as a caretaker but was on disability, her niece said. Another niece said previously that she didn't have a car and was probably headed home.

    Ralph Eady owns a men's clothing store across the street from where one body was discovered. When he pulled up for work Friday morning, more than a dozen police cars and a crowd of onlookers were outside his business.

    Eady, who has a concealed weapons permit, said he quickly armed himself with a 9 mm handgun and a snub-nosed .38.

    "Before the suspect was caught, everybody was on pins and needles," he said. "Everybody started getting locked and loaded, strapping on their guns and doing what they needed to do to defend themselves."

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    Tulsa residents want death penalty in shootings

    Within hours of shootings that terrified Tulsa's north side and left three people dead, leaders of the predominantly black community declared the spree a hate crime and warned of a possible vigilante response.

    Quick arrests relieved many residents and ended talk of more violence, but community leaders still want the case treated as a hate crime. "We have to send a message," one said Tuesday.

    But with a first conviction under Oklahoma's hate crimes law carrying only up to a year in jail, some questioned whether it was worth the effort. The family of one victim and some residents said they'd rather see prosecutors focus on getting the death penalty.

    "I think they should go for murder. As many people's lives they involved by what they did in this thing, they should go for murder," said Deatrah Fields, whose aunt Dannaer Fields was killed. She added, "They can go ahead and seek the death penalty, too."

    Jake England, 19, and Alvin Watts, 33, have been held on suspicion of first-degree murder and other charges since their arrest Sunday. They are expected to be formally charged during a Monday court appearance.

    While police have not described the shootings as racially motivated, they have said one motive may have been revenge for the fatal shooting of England's father by a black man. A day before the shootings, England apparently wrote a Facebook post saying Thursday was the second anniversary of his father's death, using a racial slur and lamenting that "it's hard not to go off."

    Community leaders point to those comments and the fact that all the shooting victims were black in calling for a hate crime prosecution.

    "(England's) Facebook post was a help to us in helping us understand that this was a hate crime. ... If it is something other than that, you would have to explain that to me," said the Rev. Warren Blakney Sr., president of the Tulsa NAACP. "When you went to commit the crimes, you didn't go to south Tulsa and say, `I'm going to shoot some black folks I see.' You went to the heart where you know most black folk live and you went on a shooting spree."

    While police have described the two suspects as white, a family friend said England was Cherokee Indian. Watts' brothers have denied accusations that he's a racist, and one said their family includes a mix of races.

    Tulsa County District Attorney Tim Harris has said if the evidence supports a hate-crime charge, he will file it, and a lawmaker who represents the area where the shootings happened urged him to do so.

    "My constituents often feel like the possibility of a hate crime is sort of swept under the rug because we don't want to talk about it," said state Rep. Jabar Shumate. "We have to send a message."

    Oklahoma's hate crime law applies in cases where a defendant targets a victim specifically because of that person's race, religion, ancestry, natural origin or disability. The weak penalties, however, have resulted in it usually only being used in cases involving low-level misdemeanors where prosecutors want a longer sentence.

    "The fact of the matter is our hate-crime statute in Oklahoma isn't very useful on high-end violent felonies," said Scott Rowland, first assistant district attorney in Oklahoma County.

    He said he's pursued hate crime charges in simple assault cases motivated by racial bias, but prosecutors could risk muddying the waters by adding a hate crime charge to a murder case.

    "It might very well make it more complicated needlessly," Rowland said.

    A conviction under the federal hate crimes statute can carry up to life in prison without parole, but U.S. Attorney Thomas Scott Woodward said it's likely that federal charges would be pursued only if justice wasn't served in the state courts.

    Oklahoma law enforcement agencies reported an average of 51 hate crimes per year from 2008 to 2010, according to the most recent data from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. The most common hate crime during those years was anti-black vandalism committed by white offenders.

    A hate-related killing has not been reported in Oklahoma since 2009, when there was one. Oklahoma City police say a group of black men approached 43-year-old Roberta Kay Hill, a white woman, and shouted racial slurs before one man fired several shots, killing her. That case remains unsolved.

    In north Tulsa, some residents say more important than proving the elements of a hate crime is ensuring that the shooters in the latest case are punished to the fullest extent of the law.

    "What everyone is after is justice," said Ralph Eady, 51, who owns a men's clothing shop near where one victim's body was discovered. "They don't care if it's a hate crime, a race crime, white-on-black crime - they want justice. They want the death penalty."

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