Death Row Inmate Denied Request For Re-Trial Based On New Evidence Theorizes Racism May Be At Work
In 1998 Rodney Reed, who is black, was convicted by an all-white jury of the 1996 sexual assault and murder of 19-year-old Stacey Stites, a white woman with whom he claims to have had a secret sexual relationship.
Reed, who adamantly denies either raping or murdering Stacey, has exhausted all his appeals.
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“Racism goes through my mind,” says Reed in a one-on-one interview with Dr. Phil, inside the Texas prison where he is sitting on death row.
“They’ve got the evidence. They shouldn’t overlook what’s been developed,” he adds.
Rodney Reed is scheduled to be put to death on November 20, 2019. Attorneys with the Innocence Project are seeking a stay of execution and calling for a new trial.
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