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Nathan Wilkins, Tuscaloosa bar shooting suspect, asks judge for new attorney in letter

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Wilkins' letter to Judge Almond requesting a new attorney. Wilkins' letter to Judge Almond requesting a new attorney.

The suspect in the Tuscaloosa bar shooting last July sent a letter in late November to the judge requesting a new defense attorney.

Nathan Wilkins is accused of shooting and wounding 19 people at Copper Top Bar on July 17, 2012. In August, Wilkins was indicted on 68 charges, including 19 counts of attempted murder.

In the letter, Nathan Wilkins informs Judge Almond that he had to have another person actually write the request due to his lack of education, citing that he has only a "2nd grade education".

Wilkins reports that he has no memory of the shooting and does not understand the charges against him. He says his current attorney will not listen to him and feels like he is "talking to the D.A." when discussing his case.

Wilkins says his attorney continues to tell him that he will receive a life sentence for the shootings, and he feels as if his lawyer has "already got me convicted,".

Click here to read the complete letter.

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