Rodney Reed is weeks away from execution.

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The 52-year-old Texan has been on death row for over 22 years after being convicted of rape and murder in the 1996 death of 19-year-old Stacey Stites.

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Reed is adamant that he didn’t kill Stacey. He says he was an “easy target” because he was having a sexual relationship with her. He also says he feels there was racism involved because he, a black man, was convicted by an all-white jury for the murder of a white victim.

But Reed, who has exhausted all his appeals and - barring a stay of execution - will be put to death on November 20, 2019, says he’s not thinking about the number of days he has left.

“It’s a serious matter, but I try not to entertain that,” he tells Dr. Phil in the video above.

Reed’s mother, Sandra, also says she’s trying not to think about her son’s impending execution.

“I’m holding on to faith,” says Sandra, noting she has to believe the truth will come out and that Rodney will be set free.

Is there enough time – or evidence - to get the state to reconsider putting Rodney Reed to death?

Plus, Rodney Reed’s brother speaks out on why he feels the death penalty should be abolished, and one of Stacey Stites’s cousins says she and some others in their family believe that at the very minimum, Rodney Reed should have a new trial.

The conclusion of this two-part Dr. Phil airs Friday. Check here to find out where you can watch.

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