Why Death Row Inmate Rodney Reed Says He Feels He Was An ‘An Easy Target’ For Murder Investigation
Years after his fiancée, Stacey Stites was raped and murdered in 1996, Jimmy Fennell pleaded guilty and went to prison for an unrelated sexual assault committed while he was working as a police officer. He was released from prison in 2018.
Rodney Reed, the man who was convicted of raping and killing Stacey more than 22 years ago, is scheduled to be executed on November 20, 2019. He claims he was having a sexual affair with Stacey at the time of her death.
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“I feel like I was just an easy target,” says Reed, who acknowledges he’d had other assault allegations in his past. He was never indicted, charged with, or convicted of any of them.
Some people close to Reed’s case have theorized that Jimmy Fennell may have been involved in Stacey’s murder, but Stacey’s sisters, along with Fennell’s attorney, Robert Phillips, vigorously deny the possibility.
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