"...The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals affirmed a Bastrop County court's decision to deny additional DNA testing to Rodney Reed. The state's highest criminal court stated in its April 12 opinion that Reed "cannot establish that exculpatory DNA results would have resulted in his acquittal and his motion is not made for the purpose of unreasonable delay."..."
"...David Hall has a new job. The former Giddings police officer and longtime friend of Jimmy Fennell Jr., whose DNA was alleged to have been found on one of the empty beer cans left near the body of Fennell's then-fiancée Stacey Stites when she was found murdered along a Bastrop road in 1988 (those who believe Rodney Reed did not kill Stites largely believe Fennell orchestrated the murder), was elected last week to serve as Precinct 1 Commissioner for Calhoun County, taking home 63% of the vote..."
"...23, at Threadgill's South – a fundraising supper for the South Austin Popular Culture Center (SouthPop), a museum, exhibition space, and archive of primarily music-related poster art from the Armadillo era forward. Festivities begin at 5pm with music by Two Guitars, Bass and Drums (Denny Freeman, John X Reed, Speedy Sparks, Rodney Craig) and a served buffet at 7:09pm..."
"...He'll be the 538th Texan executed since 1976 but only the seventh put to death this year. He'll be the first since Pablo Vasquez, killed on April 6. Supplemental copies of supplemental findings of Reed's facts..."
"...Rodney Reed's case has been sent back down to his trial court in Bastrop County for additional fact-finding regarding evidence Reed seeks to have tested for DNA. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals issued the order on Wednesday, June 29, giving the lower court 60 days to report back on whether or not such testing is feasible...."
"...Attorneys for death row inmate Rodney Reed have filed a supplement to the Feb. 2015 brief seeking a retrial on his death penalty case, arguing that new evidence has come their way that further indicates that Reed is not responsible for the April 1996 murder of Stacey Stites...."
"...It was, after all, just last month that the Chronicle published the latest installment of the saga of the Kellers, a couple who each spent 20 years in prison for crimes that almost certainly did not occur (see "Learning From Our Mistakes," March 11). And as Chase notes in his story about visiting Perez in prison ("On the Inside," posted online with this week's cover story), Texas' death row also currently houses Rodney Reed, a man whose guilt has been widely and compellingly questioned (see "Rape Victim Believes Rodney Reed Is Innocent," April 30, 2014)...."
"...They look at you, you look at them. Some you recognize, like Rodney Reed, there that day for CNN..."
"...I left, as well, one or two speakers after Clements – after one speaker invited his friend to the podium to talk about “APD issues with jail diversion programs.” Clements was outside with a cigarette, so I stopped to talk with him for a second. We spoke of Rodney Reed, whose case has often brought Clements to Central Texas, and then his own case, before I asked him if he might have misunderstood the purpose of the panel..."
"...Protesters gathered in Bastrop, Texas, to commemorate the 1-year anniversary of Rodney Reed's stay of execution. Reed remains on death row...."
"...In September, Travis County commissioners settled on a method for funding the re-establishment. Two months later, former Chronicle staffer Jordan Smith uncovered a database of 70 million phone calls video visitation provider Securus had recorded without permission, stripping the Dallas company of its credence. 4) Execution of Rodney Reed Delayed..."
"...Blazing alongside Stevie Ray Vaughan in the Cobras, then five years on the road with Bob Dylan, Denny Freeman now performs his guitar magic in front of smaller yet appreciative crowds. Along with former Cobras drummer Rodney Craig and two Doug Sahm compadres, guitarist John Reed and bassist Speedy Sparks, he gets the weekend started on the good foot..."
"...With his 2003 short debut Made by Hand: Three Stories From Guatemala, and his 2006 feature follow-up, the SXSW award-winning investigation into the state's flawed capital murder case against Rodney Reed State. vs..."
"...The state of Texas had planned to execute Rodney Reed next Thursday, March 5, for the 1996 murder of Stacey Stites, even in the face of mounting evidence that suggests the Bastrop man did not actually commit the crime. However, on Monday, Feb..."
"...The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals issued a stay on the execution of Rodney Reed Monday afternoon, noting that it needed more time to consider newly discovered evidence that “supports [Reed’s] claim that he is actually innocent.”..."
"...But there’s always the possibility that mistakes will be made …. There’s no ability to correct a mistake where somebody has, in fact, been executed.” That’s something that will come under the spotlight in Texas over the next two weeks, as the state prepares to execute Rodney Reed, a man many believe did not actually kill 19-year-old Stacey Stites, on March 5...."
"...The effort to bring justice to death row inmate Rodney Reed continues. Attorneys filed a brief in Bastrop County Court last Thursday, Feb..."
"...Rally for Justice for Rodney Reed 2pm. State Capitol, 1100 Congress..."
"...In this week's News Roundup: Can any amount of evidence halt Rodney Reed's execution? Will Don Zimmerman be able to prevent an affordable housing development from being built in his district? ... and more unanswered questions...."
"...Attorneys for Rodney Reed filed a brief in a Bastrop County court this afternoon that argues information concerning Stacey Stites' time of death is inaccurate, and that the discrepancy should be enough to warrant a retrial...."