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Trial date set for Copper Top bar shooting suspect

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Nathan Van Wilkins is accused of opening fire on patrons at the Copper Top bar in July 2012. (abc3340.com) Nathan Van Wilkins is accused of opening fire on patrons at the Copper Top bar in July 2012. (abc3340.com)

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - A trial date has been set for a man accused in a July 2012 shooting that left 18 people injured at a Tuscaloosa bar.

Nathan Van Wilkins is accused of opening fire on patrons at the Copper Top bar in July 2012. The Tuscaloosa News Tuesday reported (http://bit.ly/16KjBXn ) he's scheduled to appear in court May 6. The man is also accused to shooting a man at a house in Northport and setting fire to his former workplace and the house of his former co-worker.

Wilkins has said medication he was taking made him suicidal and he does not remember the incident. The man faces 68 charges in connection with the event and is being held on $2 million bond in the Tuscaloosa County Jail.

Information from: The Tuscaloosa News, http://www.tuscaloosanews.com

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