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Betty Wilson's final appeal filed

Betty Wilson's attorney went to file her final appeal in a Tuscaloosa court today.

The WAFF 48 Investigators were the only ones there.

"At the least she deserves a new trial," said Wilson's attorney Spencer Hodnett.

That's why Hodnett has worked the past year on Betty Wilson's final and last appeal.

Wednesday, he went to file the 74 page document at the Tuscaloosa County Courthouse.

Upon filing the appeal, a question arose as to which county, Tuscaloosa or Madison, has jurisdiction over the type of appeal being filed.

"I'm filing it here because this was the place of conviction," said Hodnett.

15 years ago, Betty Wilson was found guilty for hiring a hit man to kill her husband Dr. Jack Wilson.

Her twin sister, Peggy Lowe was accused of the same crime but found not guilty.

Since then, Betty Wilson has maintained her innocence.

She expressed the importance of this appeal when the WAFF 48 Investigators sat down with her for a one-on-one exclusive jailhouse interview last January. 

"I have a lot of hope on it I'm betting my life on it otherwise I'm here for the duration, as long as I can handle it," said Wilson.

Hodnett plans to actually file Wilson's final appeal Monday, to include the jurisdictional question raised in Tuscaloosa today.


 

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