Nathan Wilkins bar shooting

Copper Top Bar Shooting
7:41 am
Thu May 2, 2013

Man Seeks Death Penalty in Ala Bar Shooting

45-year-old Nathan Van Wilkins is accused of opening fire at the Copper Top bar in Temerson Square July 2012.
abcnews.go.com

A man accused of injuring 18 people in a shooting at a Tuscaloosa bar says he wants the death penalty.


The Tuscaloosa News (http://bit.ly/12qW7lR ) reports that 45-year-old Nathan Wilkins made the request in a letter written to a judge.


Wilkins writes that it used to make him mad to have to pay taxes to support people sentenced to life.


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.

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