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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.
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.— Innocence Project (@innocence) November 15, 2019
#Breaking The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles just unanimously voted to recommend to Gov. Abbott to grant Rodney Reed a 120 day delay to his execution, but not to commute his sentence to a lesser sentence. pic.twitter.com/h9Uo3ikWPk— Christian Flores (@CFloresNews) November 15, 2019
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