Kim Kardashian West wants the governor of Texas to stop execution plans for 21-year death row inmate Rodney Reed
Added 10-20-19 03:14:02pm EST - “Kardashian West and Reed's legal team believe new evidence could exonerate Reed for the murder he was charged with committing in 1996.” - Businessinsider.com
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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Businessinsider.com: “Kim Kardashian West wants the governor of Texas to stop execution plans for 21-year death row inmate Rodney Reed”. Below is an excerpt from the article.
On Saturday, Kim Kardashian West directed a tweet at Texas Governor Greg Abbott, pleading with him to stop the planned execution of Rodney Reed, a death row inmate who was convicted of murdering Stacey Stites in 1996.
"PLEASE @GovAbbott How can you execute a man when since his trial, substantial evidence that would exonerate Rodney Reed has come forward and even implicates the other person of interest. I URGE YOU TO DO THE RIGHT THING.
Reed has been on death row for the past 21 years and his execution is scheduled for November 20, but according to Kardashian West and Reed's legal team, there is evidence from two new witnesses that suggest Reed was wrongfully convicted.
There is mounting evidence that Stites' fianceé at the time could have been involved in the Stites' murder, according to The Innocence Project. Reed was originally scheduled to be executed in 2015, but a new witness testimony and forensic analysis at the time postponed it. In a trial with the new evidence, the court ruled against Reed again which has brought him to the new November 20 execution date.
In recent years, Kardashian West has called for the justice of multiple incarcerated people like Reed.
—Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) October 19, 2019
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