|Updated: 4/13/2012 10:23 pm
||Published: 4/13/2012 3:15 pm
Defense attorney for north Tulsa shooting suspect Jacob England released a videotaped interview of his client Friday afternoon. Portions of that interview will air tonight on FOX23 News.
England is being represented by well-known Tulsa area defense attorney Clark Brewster.
Brewster is not representing England's co-defendant, Alvin Watts. Both are charged with ten counts, including three counts each of first-degree murder, two counts of shooting with intent to kill and five counts of malicious harassment, which are the equivalent of hate crime charges. Prosecutors say the pair shot five people in North Tulsa in the wee hours of Good Friday, killing three and injuring two. All of the victims were black. England is Native American, Watts is white.
Brewster, who says he is taking on the case "pro bono," said he does not believe the shootings were racially motivated.
However, court documents released today make numerous references to statements made by England, 19. A probable cause affidavit lists Crime Stoppers tips received on April 7th.
"Caller states that Jake England is a racist and hates black males."
"Caller stated Jake England has bragged about other shootings."
"Caller advised a black male shot and killed Jake England's father two years ago."
"The shooting may have been revenge for the death of his father."
"Jake England has mentioned he will die in a shootout with police if he has to."
"Jake England has made several comments about killing black people."
"Jacob England's father was killed by a black male and he wants justice."
"England told several family members that he needs to burn his truck."
"England has made comments about killing black people."
The document states that England's facebook page read, in the hours before the shootings, "two years that my dad has been gone shot by a f----- n----, it's hard not to go off."