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Texas Court Stays Execution Of Rodney Reed


Added 11-16-19 01:54:03am EST - “The decision by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals means the death row inmate no longer has an execution date.” - Huffpost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Huffpost.com: “Texas Court Stays Execution Of Rodney Reed”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The decision came hours after the the Texas Board of Pardons and Parole asked Republican Gov. Greg Abbott for a 120-day delay to his execution in response to a clemency application from Reed, whose lawyers says there is new evidence that could exonerate him.

The Innocence Project, which is providing Reed’s legal counsel and continued to seek clemency for him, celebrated the development in his case.

BREAKING NEWS: Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has granted #RodneyReed an indefinite stay of execution, meaning he no longer has an execution date! Stay tuned for more info.

The court cited concealed information, false testimony and possible innocence in its last-minute decision to stay Reed’s death sentence, which has captured national attention in recent weeks with the help of vigils, protests and celebrities speaking out against his execution.

The Texas Board of Pardons and Parole recommended to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday that Rodney Reed, the death row inmate whose guilt has been widely questioned in recent weeks, receive a 120-day reprieve on his upcoming execution.

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