February 2014 Issue 60

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Rodney Reed’s Appeal Denied, but the Fight Continues

Credit: KXAN
Sandra Reed speaks out for her son.
By: Matt Korn

Yet again, the State of Texas is coming close to executing an innocent man. Rodney Reed, who has been on Texas’ death row since 1998, was denied an appeal to the US 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in January, clearing the way for the courts to issue a death warrant. Reed was convicted in Bastrop, TX of the rape and murder of Stacey Stites, the fiancée of Jimmy Fennell Jr., a police officer in nearby Giddings, TX.