TX - Stacey Stites, 19, found murdered, Bastrop, 23 April 1996

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  1. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    Rodney Reed: Another Innocent Man On Texas Death Row? (The Nation)
    interesting, lengthy look at the case at link above
     
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  3. badhorsie

    badhorsie Mouth operational, brain elsewhere...

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    Very thought provoking article.
     
  4. LillieBelle

    LillieBelle Armchair Detective

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    Rodney Reed is innocent and I wish the Innocence Project would take a look at his case. Stacy's killer was her fiancee who is now in a Texas prison for kidnapping and rape committed while he was a police officer! I mean that alone should prompt a second look. But, when Rodney Reed's case came up for appeal, the daughter (now a judge herself) of the original judge oversaw the case. Now, how unbiased can she be? JMHO, of course...
     
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    I haven't read the article at the link yet; just wanted to jump in and say it would be a flat out miracle if there is only ONE innocent man on Death Row.

    Off to read....
     
  6. JeannaT

    JeannaT Former Member

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    I totally agree with Kgeaux, and when I saw this title I was prepared to say YES.

    When I saw the subject, Rodney Reed, my heart is so filled with anger.

    Living in central Texas and having followed this case, I am BEYOND sure that he needs a new trial, at the very least.

    LillieBelle, I totally agree with your observations. This case stinks to high heaven.
     
  7. OkieGranny

    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    http://www.statesman.com/news/news/local/bastrop-convicted-murderer-rodney-reed-set-to-die-/ngfjG/

     
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    With a looming execution date of January 15, 2015, now would certainly be the time for The Innocence Project to get involved. Does anyone know if any requests have been sent to them to review Rodney's case? TIA.
     
  9. Nova

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    Exactly!
     
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    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    http://www.therepublic.com/view/sto...2fc724/US--Supreme-Court-Texas-Death-Sentence

     
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    http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/30/us-usa-illinois-murder-innocence-idUSKBN0IJ21I20141030

    Northwestern University journalism students instrumental in getting Anthony Porter freed from death row. Seems an investigator for the project got another man to falsely admit to the crime & Porter was released. The other man was convicted but has now claimed he falsely claimed to the crime & a judge freed him. This was the case that led to abolishing the death penalty in Illinois. I wonder if the NU students will admit their mistake? NOT.
     
  12. OkieGranny

    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    http://www.elgincourier.com/news/article_8db25b28-6438-11e4-912c-c7e276257936.html

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ve-19-year-old-strangled-death-cop-fianc.html

     
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    let this angel go.
     
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    That cop sounds like a right horrible piece of work.

    I hope Reed gets his hearing.
     
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    True, but at this point the cop is harmless.

    He is not the one who has scheduled to kill someone in January.

    Any criticism for the judges?
     
  17. DizzyErin9988

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    This is horrible!! Any petitions going?


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
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    bessie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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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/art...-strangled-death-cop-fianc.html#ixzz3KhkTealM[HR][/HR]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.

    http://www.kob.com/article/stories/s3605742.shtml#.VH0m8MnYfKc[HR][/HR]http://www.keyetv.com/news/features...dstacey-stites-murder-case.shtml#.VH0l48nYfKc

    http://www.austinchronicle.com/gyrobase/Archive/search?Search=Jimmy Fennell
     
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    bessie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    http://www.statesman.com/news/news/...hearing-set-for-death-row-inmate-rodne/njFkj/

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

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