State won't overturn sentence for man convicted of killing his wife

The State of Oklahoma rejected an appeal by Edwin Scoby to have his sentence of life-without-parole overturned.

A man convicted of first-degree murder in the shooting death of his wife has lost his attempt to have his life prison sentence overturned.

The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals rejected 53-year-old Edwin Scoby's appeal. Scoby was convicted of shooting and killing his wife, Nina, at the couple's home in Shawnee on August 5, 2008.

In the decision made public Thursday, it state's Nina's body was found in the bedroom of the home with a single gunshot wound to the face. A black-powder revolver was found in her hand near waist level.

In 2011, an appeals court affirmed Edwin's conviction but reversed his sentence. He was sentenced to life without parole a second time following a sentencing trial in 2012.

Edwin claimed his wife shot herself and tried to shoot him.

Scoby's defense attorney, Laura Arledge, declined comment.

Information from the Associated Press contributed to this report.

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