Oklahoma death row prisoner says trial lawyer was addicted to cocaine

A convicted murderer who is among 25 death row prisoners the state is seeking to execute in the next couple of years filed an appeal Friday saying his trial lawyer was addicted to cocaine and other substances and didn’t provide effective counsel.

Tremane Wood, who is identified as “Termane” in some court records, was sentenced to death for the first-degree murder of Ronnie Wipf in 2001, in Oklahoma City.

His brother, Zjaiton “Jake” Wood, who said he was the one who stabbed Wipf to death, received a life sentence for the crime.

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