Man pleads guilty in Denison killing

Denison Police issued a warrant Friday for Manuel Miguel Wise charging him with murder in the...
Denison Police issued a warrant Friday for Manuel Miguel Wise charging him with murder in the death of Matthew Kyle Williams.(KXII)
Published: Jul. 19, 2018 at 3:05 PM CDT
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A Denison man pleaded guilty in Grayson County district court Thursday afternoon to the murder of a 35-year-old man last December.

In a plea agreement with prosecutors Manuel Miguel Wise, 31, was sentenced to 34 years in prison in exchange for pleading guilty to murder and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon. He will be eligible for parole after serving 17 years.

Wise was arrested last December for fatally shooting Matthew Kyle Williams at the Tower Lane housing complex.

Court documents say Williams was asked to leave but refused, so Wise shot him in the face.

Documents state management Williams' body on the couch in a pool of blood. Neighbors we spoke with said the night before, they thought they heard a gunshot and saw a car speed off near Unit 9.

A day later, Sherman Police arrested 31 year-old Manuel Miguel Wise at the Motel Six in Sherman for murder.

Documents state Williams was temporarily staying with the two people at Unit 9 and when they asked Williams to move out, he refused.

Instead of calling police or their landlord, those residents started calling friends who put them in contact with Wise and another man, who were described to be part of the white supremacist prison gang, the Aryan Brotherhood.

Investigators said Wise drove back to Unit 9 to get Williams out of the home. Now inside the home, documents state as Williams gathered up his belongings, Wise began shouting "I know you, I know you". The resident then told police Williams punched Wise and Wise retaliated by pulling out a snub nose revolver and shot Williams in the left area of his jaw.

"I can't wrap my mind around it and picture him killing somebody," said Wise's cousin Angel Bailey said in December. "I cannot see him doing it, and if he did it it was an accident probably."

Bailey said Wise has had a lengthy criminal history and had just gotten out of prison. She thought he had gotten his life back on track.

"If he did do this, he must have not been in his right mind," said Bailey. "I'm not for sure but I'm praying to God he didn't."

Wise's family claims he is not part of the Aryan Brotherhood.