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Tusc. bar shooting suspect has 'no memory' of shooting

Nathan V. Wilkins. Source: Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office Nathan V. Wilkins. Source: Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office
TUSCALOOSA COUNTY, AL (WBRC) -

The suspect in the July shooting at a Tuscaloosa bar is reaching out to the judge overseeing his case.

In a letter to the judge, Nathan Wilkins says he doesn't remember anything from that night. Wilkins is accused of walking up to the Copper Top bar in Tuscaloosa and opening fire. No one died but 17 people were injured.

In his letter Wilkins writes "I'm in jail because the medication I was prescribed made me suicidal, I'm having someone write this letter for me because I have only a second grade education. I want to explain to the best of my ability of the problems I'm having problems with my attorney."

PDF: Wilkins' letter to Judge Brad Almond

Wilkins goes on to say he has no memory of the shooting and that he does not understand the charges he faces.

"My lawyer doesn't seem to want to work with me or hear what I've got to say. He keeps telling me I'm getting a life sentence. I feel like he's already got me convicted."

Wilkins goes on to ask that the judge appoint him another attorney. He ends his letter with "have a very blessed day."

According to court documents Wilkins fired one shot in the bar then waited for people to run outside before he started firing again.

Wilkins is also accused of shooting another person in Northport and could be connected to two different arson cases from the same night.

He faces 20 charges including 18 for attempted murder. There is no word whether another attorney will be appointed to Wilkins' case.

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