Rodney Reed has been on Texas’ death row since 1998, convicted of the 1996 murder of Stacey Stites in Bastrop, Texas. Rodney’s case is a troubling mixture of prosecutor misconduct, police corruption, poor defense, and institutional racism. Despite evidence of his innocence a new trial has thus far been denied. A new hearing on October 10 will deal with testimony that casts doubt on the whereabouts of Georgetown Police officer Jimmy Fennell, Stacey Stites’ then fiance, on the evening before her body was found. Jimmy Fennell has long been postulated as an alternative suspect in Stacey’s murder.
Following the presentation, there will be snacks and time to meet the speakers and organizers. There will also be a letter writing table for those who would like to write a letter to Texas officials in support of Reed.
For more information about the case visit justice4rodneyreed.org or facebook.com/texasinjustice. Sponsored by The Free Rodney Reed Campaign, UT Amnesty, and the International Socialist Organization-UT.
Location: UT campus, Student Activity Center (SAC) 1.106