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Date: December 17, 2014 4:30 pm

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Texs Denies DNA Testing in Death Row Case of Rodney Reed

Credit: Jan Janner/American-Statesman
By: Jordan Smith
The Intercept
Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A Texas judge on Tuesday ruled that no additional DNA testing is warranted in the case of condemned inmate Rodney Reed, sentenced to die for the 1996 murder of 19-year-old Stacey Stites.

Real Justice, not Cowboy Justice, for Rodney Reed!

Kevin Cooper
By: Kevin Cooper

Kevin Cooper is an innocent man on California death row and and a longtime activist with the Campaign to End the Death Penalty. His case is the subject of the book Scapegoat: The Chino Hill Murders and the Framing of Kevin Cooper by J. Patrick O'Connor. Here he offers these words of solidarity for innocent Texas death row prisoner Rodney Reed.


Is Texas Getting Ready to Kill an Innocent Man?

Credit: Jana Birchum
Rodney Reed's parents
By: Jordan Smith
The Intercept
Thursday, November 20, 2014

On a late October night in 2007, 20-year-old Connie Lear was playing cards and drinking with friends at an apartment complex just outside Austin, Texas, when she caught her fiance playing footsie under the table with another woman. Lear stormed out; her fiance followed her to the parking lot, where they got into a shouting match. Neighbors called the police.

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