HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Jamal Woods is testifying in his capital
murder trial in the shooting deaths of two men and wounding of two
others in a Huntsville restaurant.
The 24-year-old Woods testified Tuesday morning about his
fascination with gangs in Los Angeles before moving to Alabama
after his uncle, a gang member, was killed.
Woods said gang members were the only male figures he knew and
that he looked up to his uncle.
Woods has pleaded not guilty in the Dec. 17, 2006, shootings at
T.G.I. Friday's restaurant that killed Thurston Turner and
Tanqueray "Tank" Beavers, both of Athens. Autora "Tory" Rogers
of Athens and William Reliford of Hazel Green were wounded.