The two men who have been accused of being behind a shooting rampage in Tulsa, Oklahoma were brought into custody and have had their bonds set by a judge. Jake England and Alvin Watts, the two suspects, have confessed to the spree which occurred early Friday morning and left three people dead and two seriously wounded. Police documents filed Monday in court say 19-year-old Jake England and 32-year-old Alvin Watts explained reasoning for the shooting stemmed from an event in 2010 which left Jake's father Carl fatally shot after a Black man threatened his daughter and tried to kick in the door of her home.
On the anniversary of Carl England's murder, his son and roommate sought vengeance by shooting five Black people last week. Their appearance in court via closed-circuit television from jail Monday found them hearing a judge setting bond at $9.16 million apiece. Police aren't going so far as to saying that the attacks were racially motivated, but pundits are already tying in Oklahoma's "Stand Your Ground" law into the mix. The duo are being held on suspicion of three counts of first-degree murder, two counts of shooting with the intent to kill, and one count of possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony.
While neither man had an attorney present Monday, both will be formally charged at a later date.