Tuscaloosa Bar Shooting http://apr.org en Man Seeks Death Penalty in Ala Bar Shooting http://apr.org/post/man-seeks-death-penalty-ala-bar-shooting <P>A man accused of injuring 18 people in a shooting at a Tuscaloosa bar says he wants the death penalty.</P> <P>The Tuscaloosa News <A href="http://bit.ly/12qW7lR"><U><FONT color=#ff0000>(http://bit.ly/12qW7lR</FONT></U></A> ) reports that 45-year-old Nathan Wilkins made the request in a letter written to a judge.</P> <P>Wilkins writes that it used to make him mad to have to pay taxes to support people sentenced to life.</P> <P>Wilkins says he doesn't want to spend the rest of his life behind bars, and he's asking the judge for a death sentence.</P> <P>Wilkins is jailed on 19 counts of at Thu, 02 May 2013 12:41:55 +0000 The Associated Press 29588 at http://apr.org Man Seeks Death Penalty in Ala Bar Shooting Trial Date Set for Man in Tuscaloosa Bar Shooting http://apr.org/post/trial-date-set-man-tuscaloosa-bar-shooting <P>A trial date has been set for a man accused in a July 2012 shooting that left 18 people injured at a Tuscaloosa bar.</P> <P>Nathan Van Wilkins is accused of opening fire on patrons at the Copper Top bar in July 2012. The Tuscaloosa News Tuesday reported <A href="http://bit.ly/16KjBXn"><U><FONT color=#ff0000>(http://bit.ly/16KjBXn</FONT></U></A> ) he's scheduled to appear in court May 6. Wed, 10 Apr 2013 12:24:41 +0000 The Associated Press 28251 at http://apr.org Trial Date Set for Man in Tuscaloosa Bar Shooting Ala. Man Says He Does Not Remember Bar Shooting http://apr.org/post/ala-man-says-he-does-not-remember-bar-shooting <P>(Information in the following story is from: The Tuscaloosa News, http://www.tuscaloosanews.com)</P> <P>The 45-year-old man accused of opening fire on a bar in downtown Tuscaloosa says he does not remember the incident because of medications he was taking at the time.</P> <P>The Tuscaloosa News reports Nathan Van Wilkins claims to have no memory of using an assault rifle to shoot at 18 people with an assault rifle at the Copper Top bar in Temerson Square.</P> <P>Authorities say Wilkins is also suspected of shooting another man at a house in Northport, and setting fire to his former workp Thu, 03 Jan 2013 12:30:28 +0000 The Associated Press 22731 at http://apr.org Ala. Man Says He Does Not Remember Bar Shooting Tuscaloosa grand jury indicts "Copper Top" shooting suspect http://apr.org/post/tuscaloosa-grand-jury-indicts-copper-top-shooting-suspect <p>TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) &mdash; A man accused of a shooting rampage in Tuscaloosa that injured 18 people has been indicted on charges of attempted murder and assault. A grand jury returned a 68-count indictment Thursday charging 44-year-old Nathan Wilkins with 19 counts of attempted murder and 19 counts of first-degree assault. He was also charged with 17 counts of second-degree assault and two counts of shooting into an occupied building. The suspect also faces arson charges for allegedly setting fires before and after last month&#39;s shooting. Sun, 12 Aug 2012 22:10:52 +0000 The Associated Press 16135 at http://apr.org Tuscaloosa grand jury indicts "Copper Top" shooting suspect Preliminary Hearing Set For Bar Shootings Suspect http://apr.org/post/preliminary-hearing-set-bar-shootings-suspect <p><font face="Arial">The man accused of shooting 18 people in Tuscaloosa and Northport last week is scheduled to have a preliminary hearing in Tuscaloosa County District Court at 9 a.m. on Sept. 7.</font></p><p><font face="Arial">44-year-old Nathan Wilkins is scheduled for the preliminary hearing on charges including 18 counts of attempted murder and two counts of shooting into an occupied building. He was charged in shootings at a Northport home and at the Copper Top, a downtown Tuscaloosa bar.</font></p> Tue, 24 Jul 2012 22:18:24 +0000 Associated Press 15108 at http://apr.org Preliminary Hearing Set For Bar Shootings Suspect