In April 1996, 19-year-old Stacey Stites was found dead in a field 35 miles outside of Austin, Texas. Investigators found DNA linking her to a 28-year-old black man named Rodney Reed. Reed, who claimed he and Stacey were involved in a sexual relationship at the time of her death, was convicted of her rape and murder and sent to death row. Now 52, Rodney Reed has exhausted all his appeals and is just weeks away from execution, scheduled for November 20, 2019. But he insists he’s innocent of Stacey Stites’s murder, and there appears to be evidence backing up his claim. Could Rodney Reed be innocent? And if so, is there still time to stop his execution?

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