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Shooting suspect in TGIFriday's case seeks bond

HUNTSVILLE (AP) — Attorneys for a man accused of shooting four people at a Huntsville restaurant, killing two, said they will ask a judge to allow him to be released on bond.

Jamal Roydrick Woods, 28, of Huntsville, scheduled for a preliminary hearing Wednesday, is charged with capital murder in the Dec. 17 Shooting at a TGI Friday's restaurant.

He had been held without bond at the Madison County Jail.

Thurston Duran Turner, 27, and Tanqueray "Tank" Beavers, 21, both of Athens, were killed in the shooting.

Beavers died at the establishment and Turner died in Huntsville Hospital nine days later.

Two others were shot but survived.

Police said Woods started shooting after Beavers spoke to Woods' wife at the restaurant.

Woods' attorneys, Larry Morgan and Alan Mann, have asked the judge in court papers filed last month to order the prosecutors to declare if they'll seek the death penalty.

They said a defendant is eligible for bail if he or she doesn't face the death penalty because the capital offense lacks an aggravating circumstance.

They contend Woods is capable of being gainfully employed and $20,000 bail would be reasonable.

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