Entries tagged with “Tremane Wood

Oct 14, 2022

Deeply Rooted Oklahoma Case Spotlight: Tremane Wood

Tremane Wood was con­vict­ed and sen­tenced to death in Oklahoma County in 2004.[1] He was sen­tenced to death for the mur­der of Ronnie Wipf dur­ing the com­mis­sion of a rob­bery, a mur­der that his broth­er, Zjaiton Jake” Wood, admit­ted committing.[2] However, Jake was rep­re­sent­ed by a lit­i­ga­tion team that worked dili­gent­ly to secure a life sentence.[3] Meanwhile, Tremane was appoint­ed John Albert, an over­worked attor­ney who was strug­gling with alco­hol and sub­stance use dis­or­ders while han­dling approx­i­mate­ly 100 cases.[4] Albert rep­re­sent­ed two oth­er cap­i­tal defen­dants at the same time he rep­re­sent­ed Wood, and both…

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Jul 27, 2017

Oklahoma Prisoners Argue State’s Application of the Death Penalty Is Racially Biased, Unconstitutional

Newly avail­able evi­dence shows that Oklahomas death penal­ty uncon­sti­tu­tion­al­ly dis­crim­i­nates on the basis of race, accord­ing to peti­tions filed by lawyers seek­ing to over­turn the death sen­tences imposed on two African-American defen­dants, Julius Darius Jones (pic­tured) and Tremane Wood. Jones — a high school ath­lete and hon­or stu­dent who did not fit the descrip­tion of the shoot­er and who has con­tin­u­ous­ly main­tained his inno­cence — and Wood were con­vict­ed and sen­tenced to death for killing white male vic­tims in sep­a­rate cases.