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    A quick summary of more recent evidence in this case parahrased from https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2...t-man-march-5/

    Lividity is how blood pools in the body after death. From that, experts say the victim was murdered and remained in one position for at least 4 hours, during which blood pooled a certain way. She was then moved to the place where she was found, but her body was not placed in the same position. This shows the fiance was lying about the timeline.

    Further, the evidence of "few sperm" was presented in a scientifically inaccurate way by the prosecution. That evidence, which was used by the prosecution to help convict, actually helps the defense if you use real science and not Texis Agerculteral Medisin Skool science.

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    I wont mention names but I knew a guy the innocence project helped, he was in prison for a rape he didn't commit, the tragedy is that in the 19 years he spent there he was castrated. So my point being , it sure does happen!
    Suzanne Marie Sevakis Welcome home.

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    A common & despicable claim of many rapist/murderers is that they had consensual sex. The dead can't refute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bwt42 View Post
    A common & despicable claim of many rapist/murderers is that they had consensual sex. The dead can't refute.
    Rape can be culturally subjective, but murder is not. Some people, perhaps a majority in the world today, would laugh at the notion of spousal rape.

    In this particular case, it is interesting that when the victim was at work, according to a coworker, she was happy to see Reed but would hide when her fiance came by. Which kind of indicates she was not even a consensual fiance.

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    In a 6-2 ruling, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals stayed Reed’s execution based on a recently filed petition claiming that a new look at old forensic evidence shows Reed was innocent of the crime. http://www.statesman.com/news/news/r...e-court/nkHRm/

    edited to add: pdf of court order http://media.cmgdigital.com/shared/n...Reed022315.pdf

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    http://www.lexingtonleader.com/news/...Execution.html

    The Texas court of criminal appeals has issued a stay of execution for Rodney Reed 10 days before he was scheduled to be put to death for the 1996 murder of Giddings resident, Stacey Stites, which he insists he did not commit. Reed has been on death row for nearly 17 years.

    In a 6-2 verdict on Monday that was a response to an appeal filed by Reed’s lawyers, the court stayed the lethal injection that was scheduled for March 5. The court did not explain its decision.

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    http://kxan.com/investigative-story/...ney-reed-case/


    *snip*

    KXAN now hears, for the first time, a member of the original jury that convicted Reed of capital murder. She says the trial evidence persuaded her to vote guilty, but new information raises doubts about that decision.

    “I have questions about whether Rodney was really guilty,” said the juror, who spoke on a condition of anonymity to CrimeWatch Daily. “Since then there have been a lot of things that I’ve learned in that 20 years, heard about, that have made me wonder if Rodney was framed.”

    ETA: Sword and Scale did a 2-part podcast on this case. Some parts are hard to listen to, but yeah, IMO definitely a questionable conviction

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    Habeas relief denied by the CCA based on DNA testing.

    http://www.search.txcourts.gov/Searc...9-ad7c3d36e773

    Texas Death Row Inmate Loses Appeal Seeking New DNA Testing

    The state's top criminal appeals court is refusing to allow additional DNA testing of evidence in the lengthy Central Texas death penalty case of Reed. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals says the request by Reed's attorneys was the latest of a number of legal moves to unreasonably delay his execution for the April 1996 abduction, rape and strangling of 19-year-old Stacy Stites.

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