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Texas’ highest criminal court emphatically rejects death row inmate Rodney Reed’s claim of innocence

Reed, a Black man on death row for more than 25 years, has gained international support for his claims that he did not kill 19-year-old Stacey Stites, a white woman. Another appeal over DNA testing of evidence is still pending.

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

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