TULSA, Okla. - The Tulsa County District Attorney’s Office announced Friday morning that it will seek the death penalty against Jacob Carl England and Alvin Lee Watts.
Elgmand and Watts face three counts of First-Degree Murder in an April 6, 2012 shooting spree that left three dead and two wounded at four locations in north Tulsa.
Investigators tell KRMG that 54-year-old Bobby Clark, 49-year-old Dannaer Fields and 31-year-old William Terrell Allen all died from a single gunshot wound to the chest.
44-year-old Deon Lawayne Tucker and 46-year-old David Wayne Hall were shot but survived.
“The defendants are presumed to be innocent under the law but we will be prepared to present our evidence at future due process hearings," said District Attorney Tim Harris.
Under Oklahoma law, the potential punishment on each of the First-Degree Murder charges is life with parole, life without parole or the death penalty.
State law says that Shooting with Intent to Kill charges carry up to life in prison. Malicious harassment occurs when a person acts “maliciously and with the specific intent to intimidate or harass another person because of that person’s race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin or disability.” The statute provides a maximum sentence of up to one year and a $1,000 fine.
“The filing of the Bill of Particulars, simply stated, allows the jury to consider all three punishments for First-Degree Murder under Oklahoma law if they find the defendant(s) guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, Harris said. “The jury decides what punishment fits the crime, based upon the facts and the evidence,” he said.