Charges are being brought against both Watts and England for first degree murder and for hate crimes. The prosecution in this case has decided to charge them with a hate crime because they have had many people coming forward saying that Jake England was racist. There was also witnesses that heard him saying that he wanted to kill some African Americans to avenge his fathers death. His father was killed by an African American 2 years ago, police say this may have caused England to target African Americans.
Another source says that this couldn't possibly be a hate crime because it was a random act of violence. This source goes on to say that she has known England for a long time and he has been through a lot of things within the last few years. She said he lost his mother, father and fiancee. The women thinks that the death of his fiancee was the breaking point for England. What do you think? Hate crime? I think this is a case where the defendant has committed a hate crime. Just from all the evidence that has been discussed I think that England committed those crimes out of hate for African Americans.