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U.S. Supreme Court will consider appeal for DNA testing in Rodney Reed death penalty case

Reed has long professed his innocence in the 1996 murder for which he faces execution. Key evidence in the case has not been tested for DNA, including the ligature used to strangle 19-year-old Stacey Stites.

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

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