In the second appeal, Twilia Renae Wise, 33, of Shawnee was granted a new trial after the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals found that she received ineffective counsel at her 2009. Represented by Oklahoma defense lawyer Bill Roberson, Wise was found guilty of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison.
Wise was convicted of the beating death of Wanda Jackson, 62, of Meeker. Wise and three other suspects were accused of breaking into Jackson's home at the urging of William Dean Brame, 43, Jackson's former son-in-law. Brame wanted the assailants to assault his ex-wife, but when she wasn't at the home, they bound and beat Jackson, who died of her injuries. Brame pleaded guilty to first-degree burglary and received a sentence of 20 years in prison. Wise's accomplices received sentences similar to Brame's, with her punishment far exceeding theirs.