Stacey Stites was raped and murdered in 1996 Her body was found on November 23, 1996 on a rural road 35 miles outside of Austin, Texas.

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DNA found on Stacey’s body matched that of Rodney Reed, an African American man who claims he’d been having a secret sexual relationship with Stacey, who was Caucasian.

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Reed, who had an alibi for the night Stacey was killed, claims the last time he was with her was two nights prior to her death. He was convicted by an all-white jury and given the death penalty in 1998.

In the two-plus decades following Rodney Reed’s conviction for the rape and murder of Stacey Stites, several witnesses have emerged who claim they knew of the affair between Stacey, who was engaged to a local police officer, and Reed.

“She told me that she was sleeping with Rodney and it was about a month later that she was murdered,” says Stacey’s then co-worker, Alicia Slater, adding, “I was shocked, but my first thought was - did she get caught cheating?”

What else does Alicia say she knew about Stacey and Rodney’s reported affair, and how does Reed say he feels about her having waited nearly 20 years to come forward?
 

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