Rodney Reed: Texas appeals court halts execution of inmate
The Guardian -

Stay of execution came just hours after parole board unanimously recommended 120-day reprieve

The Texas death row prisoner Rodney Reed was granted a stay of execution on Friday, five days before he was scheduled to be put to death for a murder he insists he did not commit.

The Texas court of criminal appeals blocked the execution indefinitely and sent the case back to the trial court in Bastrop county, where Reed was sentenced in 1998 for the murder of Stacey Stites two years earlier. Continue...

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