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Rejecting claims of innocence, judge says Texas death row inmate Rodney Reed should not get a new trial

Doubts over Reed’s guilt in the 1996 murder of Stacey Stites have lingered for more than 20 years and gained international attention. But a judge decided against recommending a new trial.

Rodney Reed was sentenced to death for the 1996 murder of Stacey Stites in Bastrop.

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