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    This is horrible!! Any petitions going?


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    Murder victim's family in last-ditch effort to save man convicted of killing her from execution...saying they believe 19-year-old was strangled to death by her cop fiancé
    By Ashley Collman for MailOnline

    Published: 16:13 EST, 18 November 2014 | Updated: 18:09 EST, 18 November 2014

    Family members of a 19-year-old woman who was raped and murdered nearly two decades ago are now coming forward to voice their belief that the man about to be executed for her death is innocent.

    Rodney Reed is scheduled to be put to death in January, after being found guilty for the 1996 murder of Stacey Stites, the engaged Giddings, Texas woman he was allegedly having an affair with at the time.

    But dozens of family and friends of both Reed and the victim believe it was Stites' violent and controlling fiancé Jimmy Lewis Fennell, Jr, a former cop, who actually carried out the crime, and that he escaped suspicion due to a botched police investigation and rushed criminal trial.

    Fennell is currently serving a 10-year sentence for raping a woman in 2007 while on duty in Georgetown, Texas. That victim has also joined the last-ditch effort to save Reed before it's too late.

    'I just know he did [it],' Stites' cousin Judy Mitchell told The Intercept. 'We’ve got to do something to stop this execution.,'

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz3KhkTealM
    Justices reject Texas rape-murder appeal
    Created: 11/03/2014 10:21 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has turned away an appeal from a Texas death row inmate who was convicted of raping and killing a 19-year-old woman 18 years ago.

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    Here is an article about the outcome of the Nov 25 hearing. The request for new DNA testing has been denied. Rodney Reed's execution has been reset to March 5, 2015.

    http://kxan.com/2014/11/25/request-f...ney-reed-case/

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    Defense attorneys contended that the testing of additional items — including several pieces of clothing found on or near rape and murder victim Stacy Stites, as well as two Busch Beer cans and a blue condom found near the scene of the crime — could have ultimately provided evidence supporting Reed’s claims to innocence.
    http://www.statesman.com/news/news/c...e-rodne/njFkj/

    I really have a problem when they deny DNA testing in these cases.

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    At least he has a few more months now.

    After it is shown that just one person has been accidentally executed anyone should say "enough with executions for now".

    I remember the case of that guy who was convicted of killing his children by setting a fire. Several months ago " the experts" finally admitted that their "expertise" was baloney they cooked up.

    It's one thing when the experts alternate between this or that food being healthy, its healthy one year then unhealthy the next then its healthy again. Another thing when they say "trust us on this, we need to kill this guy because the velocity of spread of a fire equals...".

    At this point the people who prosecuted the case are in full cya mode and they know that once he's in the ground the news coverage ends. Decent of the judge to give him 2 more months to throw legal paper around though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by time View Post
    http://www.statesman.com/news/news/c...e-rodne/njFkj/

    I really have a problem when they deny DNA testing in these cases.
    It seems to be a battle of wills rather than an interest in justice which motivated that. The timing of the request does make a person think that the defense kept that issue as one of their last aces to use before execution. The judge basically said 'I don't care if it's a valid issue or not. The fact that you are using it to delay the execution means you are being insubordinate'.

    When people have power they want to get respect but they don't want to earn it. The judge is angry that his authority was undermined by mild sneakiness, so he threw a legal tantrum and said 'I'm the judge. I win."

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    Google lists a total of one article on him for the last 30 days, so public interest is not going to save him.

    The drug companies in Europe might though since they cut off Texas from its addiction to lethal drugs http://www.kten.com/story/27766438/t...wers-execution

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    Are there any updates on this case?


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    The judge also reset the execution for March 5, 2015.

    http://kxan.com/2014/11/25/request-f...ney-reed-case/
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    More indications he may be innocent http://www.myfoxaustin.com/story/280...dney-reed-case

    Also another guy that almost bit the big one in Texas but was spared by luck http://news.yahoo.com/exonerated-for...151725345.html

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    In a few weeks he's going to get waken up by a guard whispering "The doctor will see you now".

    He's probably going to say " But I didn't do it".

    And the guard will get on the radio and say "Prisoner is not cooperating. Send the muscle team. It's vaccination time for this boy".

    A few weeks after he gets the rusty needle the cop will confess that he really did do it. Prosecutors will decide not to pursue charges since the confession was not obtained properly and he did have a long history of service to the community.

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    A&E has a two hour special tonight @ 8 pm ct on the Rodney Reed case. My guess is that he will be portrayed as another innocent man being railroaded by the evil justice system.<modsnip>
    Last edited by Harmony 2; 02-17-2015 at 09:29 PM. Reason: omit the snark

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    This case is really frustrating, sad and disturbing. I really hope no more innocent victims are created by the true perpetrator of this crime. If Reed is innocent, which seems to be the case, it would be sick. I don't understand how people can stand by while someone takes the fall for something they haven't done.
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