Prosecutors in Tulsa are asking a judge to postpone arraignments for two men facing murder and hate crime charges in connection with a deadly shooting spree in April.
The Tulsa World reports that prosecutors want to delay the Oct. 22 arraignments for Jake England and Alvin Watts, who are accused of killing three people and wounding two.
Prosecutors filed their request Wednesday, saying that a one-month delay would give them additional time to determine whether to pursue the death penalty. Attorneys for England and Watts aren't opposing the delay.
All five victims were black, and authorities say England may have targeted black people because he wanted to avenge his father's shooting death by a black man two years ago. Attorneys for England deny the allegations.