‘They Have The Truth. They Know The Truth,’ Says Death Row Inmate Who Insists He's Innocent
When the body of 19-year-old Stacey Stites was discovered in a field 35 miles outside of Austin Texas on April 23, 1996, DNA was found that matched a 28-year-old black man named Rodney Reed. In the months that followed, the prosecution told jurors that because his DNA was found inside Stacey, Rodney was her killer.
But more than 22 years after being sentenced to death for her rape and murder, Reed, who has exhausted all appeals and is currently scheduled for execution on November 20, 2019, insists he’s an innocent man.
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“They have the truth. They know the truth,” he says in a one-on-one interview with Dr. Phil. Could someone else be responsible for the murder of Stacey Stites?
Watch the video above for a recap of Thursday’s episode, then tune in for the conclusion of this two-part episode Friday.
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