The Osage Nation has filed murder charges against Reece brothers Tyler and Jeremy. Due to the recent decision by Judge Stuart Tate, who ruled the state lacked jurisdiction in the murder of Pawhuska Oilman Rick Holt, the Osage Nation Attorney General's office has filed charges against the brothers.
Tyler and Jeremy Reece were charges by the Osage County District Attorneys Office with First Degree Murder, Kidnapping, Conspiracy to Commit a Felony, and Desecration of a Human Corpse. Judge Tate ruled that the charges of First Degree Murder and Desecration of a Human Corpse took place on Tribal Restricted Land and therefore the state did not have jurisdiction.
Osage Nation Assistant Attorney General Chad Patterson stated the Osage Nation has chosen to file charges to ensure the Reece brothers remain in custody
Under the Osage Nation Constitution the maximum penalty the Osage nation can impose is one year in prison and a $5,000 fine. However, Patterson has stated if the Federal Government chooses to file charges the Osage Nation will allow them to prosecute.
The Reece brothers will appear before Osage Nation Court on Thursday.