A new appeal has been filed in the Reece brother's murder trial in connection with the death of Pawhuska Oil-Man Rick Holt. The brothers Tyler and Jeremy, ages 19 and 31, are charged with First Degree Murder, Kidnapping, Conspiracy to Commit a Felony, and Desecration of a Human Corpse.
Last week Judge Terry McBride sustained Judge Stuart Tate's ruling that the State do not have jurisdiction to charge the Reece brothers on the Counts of of First Degree Murder and Desecration of a Human Corpse, because the crimes took place on Tribal land.
Thursday Mike Fischer from the Osage County District Attorney's Office filed a new appeal.
If the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals chooses to sustain the original decision than an appeal will go to the US Supreme Court.
If US Supreme Court chooses not to hear the case or sustains the lower courts decision, only then will the Reece brothers be tried Federally.