TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) – Nathan Wilkins, the man accused of opening fire at the Copper Top bar in Tuscaloosa and injuring 18 people, wrote a letter to the judge presiding over his case stating that he cannot get a fair trial in Tuscaloosa.
Wilkins is charged with 19 counts of first degree assault and 17 counts of second degree assault for the July 2012 shooting at Temerson Square in Tuscaloosa.
In the letter, Wilkins states that he believes he cannot receive a fair trial in Tuscaloosa because his lawyer has “already convicted and sentenced [Wilkins] to life in his mind.”
In addition, Wilkins says he wants to tell all of those involved that he is sorry, and he wishes the incident would bring attention to prescription sleeping pills, such as Ambien.
His trial is set to begin on May 6, 2013.
To view the entire letter, click here: Nathan Wilkins’ letter to Judge Almond
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