Texas appeals court halts execution of inmate

Texas appeals court halts execution of inmate

Texas’ top appeals court on Friday halted the scheduled execution of inmate Rodney Reed. The stay came after the Texas Board of Pardons recommended delaying the lethal injection in light of evidence that he may be innocent had been suppressed at trial. The parole board unanimously recommended a 120-day reprieve. Reed had been accused of the rape and killing of 19-year-old Stacey Stites in 1996.

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Michael Hedderson
Michael Hedderson 4 months

The more one delves into this case, the more screwed up it gets.

Mister Manager
Mister Manager 4 months

I no longer support a Federal Death Penalty. We've not been conclusively shown it saves money or deters crime. We've exonerated condemned men posthumously with dna evidence. The state shouldn't hold such power over life and death.

Varun Ram
Varun Ram 4 months

1. Rodney Reed is guilty 2. Epstein didn't kill himself

Miles O'Brien
Miles O'Brien 4 months

Texas needs to review EVERY case where a black person has been convicted of a crime against a white person from the oldest to the newest. Texas was a cesspool of racism from its inception to today.

Seekster
Seekster 4 months

I think the death penalty should be maintained but used more sparingly than it is now. Put simply I believe that the death penalty should be reserved for only the most egregious of crimes and then only when the evidence is beyond any doubt.

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