Rodney reed case (black texas man on deathrow ..white cops wife ends up dead)

1,163
2,151
Joined Nov 10, 2018
3A677BE5-2C89-491C-B81F-6AA93C341FC7.png





Lawyers for death row inmate Rodney Reed, who has a Nov. 20 execution date, filed a federal lawsuit Thursday arguing that his rights were violated because prosecutors and state courts have repeatedly denied his requests for DNA testing of crime scene evidence.

Reed, sentenced to death for the 1996 strangulation murder of Stacey Stites in Bastrop County, has argued that DNA testing could support his claims of innocence.

Reed's lawyers want to test evidence that was probably touched by the killer — including Stites' clothing and two pieces of the woven belt used to strangle her — to determine if modern techniques can reveal skin cells and other DNA-bearing evidence.

Reed, sentenced to death for the 1996 strangulation murder of Stacey Stites in Bastrop County, has argued that DNA testing could support his claims of innocence.

Reed's lawyers want to test evidence that was probably touched by the killer — including Stites' clothing and two pieces of the woven belt used to strangle her — to determine if modern techniques can reveal skin cells and other DNA-bearing evidence.

"If this case were investigated today, the murder weapon would unquestionably have been tested and could provide evidence of Mr. Reed's innocence," said defense lawyer Bryce Benjet with the Innocence Project of New York. "It simply makes no sense that the state would attempt to execute a person without conducting this basic forensic investigation."
 
1,163
2,151
Joined Nov 10, 2018
DAEA9A82-A413-4956-8671-7A0C065A648C.png




Jimmy Fennell, an original person of interest in the 1996 murder of his fiancé Stacey Stites, is a free man again after serving a 10-year sentence for his role in the kidnapping and improper sexual activity with a person in his custody.

Fennell was approved for parole on Feb. 23. He was released under mandatory supervision on Friday just before 1 p.m. from the Huntsville Unit.

“Jimmy’s looking forward to resuming his life with his family in a quiet and peaceable environment having paid for the crime that he actually did commit,” said Fennell’s attorney, Robert M. Phillips.

Debra Oliver, Stites’ sister, said, “I guess in a way, part of him died that day too, you know? His life has never been the same.”



Fennell, 45, went to prison for raping a woman in his custody in 2007, when he was a Georgetown police officer. However, it has been Fennell’s ties to Stites, and the high-profile capital murder case involving Rodney Reed, that have kept him in the spotlight for years.

Reed has always maintained his innocence. For years, his legal team has pointed to Fennell as Stites’ true killer.

Stites was found dumped on the side of a rural Bastrop County road in April of 1996. She was 21. Reed was convicted of raping and strangling Stites as she made her early morning commute from Giddings to a Bastrop grocery store, according to court records. At the time of her death, Stites was days away from marrying Fennell, a rookie Giddings police officer at the time.
 
1,163
2,151
Joined Nov 10, 2018
Kim Kardashian West asks Texas governor to 'do the right thing' for death row inmate
By Nicole Chavez, CNN
Updated 7:18 PM EDT, Sat October 19, 2019

Kim Kardashian West is joining the fight to save a Texas death row inmate set to be executed next month.
The reality-star-turned-criminal-justice-reform-advocate questioned Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Saturday about the upcoming execution of Rodney Reed.

"PLEASE @GovAbbott How can you execute a man when since his trial, substantial evidence that would exonerate Rodney Reed has come forward and even implicates the other person of interest. I URGE YOU TO DO THE RIGHT THING," she tweeted.


Reed has spent over 21 years on death row for the 1996 murder of Stacey Stites in Bastrop, Texas. Police say Reed assaulted, raped and strangled Stites, but he insists he's innocent.
Reed is set to be executed on November 20.
 
1,163
2,151
Joined Nov 10, 2018
Texas state senators seek reprieve for death row inmate Rodney Reed
The bipartisan group of 16 argues that moving forward with the execution amid new evidence would erode the public trust "in Texas justice itself."


Nov. 8, 2019, 11:51 PM EST
By Dennis Romero
A bipartisan group of Texas state senators urged Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday to grant a reprieve to death row inmate Rodney Reed, whose case has become a cause célèbre as his Nov. 20 execution date nears.

Reed, whose case has been touted by Kim Kardashian West, Rihanna and Meek Mill, was convicted in the 1996 rape and murder of 20-year-old Stacey Stites after his DNA was connected to her.


He initially told authorities he did not know the victim. He told NBC News recently, ""It was the worst mistake I ever could have made."


He now says he had a consensual relationship with her, a claim backed by several people, according to his defense team, and had nothing to do with her demise.

Friday's request by eight Republicans and eight Democrats serving in the Texas senate argues that moving forward with the execution amid new, possibly exculpatory evidence would erode public trust "not only in capital punishment, but in Texas justice itself."

The 16 senators said in a letter to Abbott and to the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles that the new information, including "compelling new witness statements and forensic evidence" should be weighed.
 
8,350
6,674
Joined Sep 5, 2006
All for innocent people getting out but from my understanding dude is scum.

his child’s mother said he constantly beat and raped her . His dna was found in 2-3other rapes +beatings (one being 12 years old) , ,he was identified by a rape victim.

maybe I’m missing something or mistaken but why is it so much talk trying to get him out?
 

Bert.

Supporter
88,469
25,672
Joined Oct 24, 2010
All for innocent people getting out but from my understanding dude is scum.

his child’s mother said he constantly beat and raped her . His dna was found in 2-3other rapes +beatings (one being 12 years old) , ,he was identified by a rape victim.

maybe I’m missing something or mistaken but why is it so much talk trying to get him out?
👀
 
1,163
2,151
Joined Nov 10, 2018
Texas court stops Rodney Reed’s execution to further review claims of innocence

The ruling came hours after the Texas parole board recommended that Gov. Greg Abbott delay Reed’s death for 120 days.
BY JOLIE MCCULLOUGH NOV. 15, 2019UPDATED: 18 HOURS AGO
 
8,350
6,674
Joined Sep 5, 2006
He raped a child. This is the wrong person to get behind.
that’s what I read too but then todayI seen somebody say the kid said it wasn’t him. Then he has multiple other cases including his ex wife saying stuff .

im confused what’s true / not and what was dismissed
 
Top Bottom
  AdBlock Detected

Sure, ad-blocking software does a great job at blocking ads, but it also blocks some useful and important features of our website. For the best possible site experience please take a moment to disable your AdBlocker or head over to our upgrade page to donate for an ad-free experience Upgrade now