Rodney Reed

Rodney Reed Gets Execution Stay, New Hearing
Rodney Reed Gets Execution Stay, New Hearing
New witnesses, debunked forensic evidence, and DNA testing to be considered in 2020

Nov. 21, 2019

BREAKING: Rodney Reed Granted Stay of Execution
BREAKING: Rodney Reed Granted Stay of Execution
Citing new evidence, CCA remands case to Bastrop trial court

Nov. 15, 2019

This Week on <i>The Austin Chronicle Show</i>: The Rodney Reed Case
LISTEN: The Rodney Reed Case
Can new evidence and a flood of support stop Reed's execution?

Nov. 15, 2019

As Millions Demand Justice, Texas Prepares to Take Rodney Reed's Life
As Millions Demand Justice, Texas Prepares to Take Rodney Reed's Life
Looking back at a long road of injustice for the death row inmate

Nov. 14, 2019

Death Watch: Lawmakers Ask for Rodney Reed Reprieve
Death Watch: Lawmakers Ask for Rodney Reed Reprieve
Texas House Criminal Justice Reform Caucus joins celebrities, activists asking to stay the Nov. 20 execution

Nov. 7, 2019

Rodney Reed Clemency Filing Cites Fourth New Witness
Rodney Reed Clemency Filing Cites Fourth New Witness
Former prison mate says Fennell confessed crime in 2010

Oct. 31, 2019

19 Years On, Anti-Death Penalty March Sees Progress
19 Years On, Anti-Death Penalty March Sees Progress
Yet time is running out for Ruben Gutierrez, Rodney Reed

Oct. 24, 2019

Rodney Reed's Lawyers Request Withdrawal of November Execution Date
Rodney Reed's Lawyers Request Withdrawal of November Execution Date
Two new witnesses have come forward with additional information

Oct. 7, 2019

Death Watch: As Execution Pace Quickens, a 30-Day Stay for Barbee
Death Watch: As Execution Pace Quickens, a 30-Day Stay for Barbee
Meanwhile, Randy Halprin loses 5CA appeal and Rodney Reed supporters fight for justice

Sept. 26, 2019

Death Watch: 11 Face Execution in Coming Months
Death Watch: 11 Face Execution in Coming Months
A quiet summer gives way to a deadly fall

Aug. 15, 2019

Death Watch: State Seeks Death Date for Rodney Reed
Death Watch: State Seeks Death Date for Rodney Reed
Defense attorneys fire back, ask court to strike state's motion

July 18, 2019

Rodney Reed Loses Latest Appeals
Rodney Reed Loses Latest Appeals
Longtime death row inmate will challenge the court’s ruling

July 3, 2019

Rodney Reed Returns to Court of Criminal Appeals
Rodney Reed Returns to Court of Criminal Appeals
Bastrop Judge recommends CCA deny latest appeal

Jan. 11, 2018

Rodney Reed Hearing Gets Underway
Rodney Reed Hearing Gets Underway
What was Jimmy Fennell doing before his fiancé's murder?

Oct. 11, 2017

Death Watch: Where’s Your Evidence?
Death Watch: Where’s Your Evidence?
Exculpatory testimony, DNA at issue for Rodney Reed, Robert Pruett

Oct. 5, 2017

Rodney Reed Hearing Set for October
Rodney Reed Hearing Set for October
Death row case may hinge on deposition of former sheriff’s deputy

July 13, 2017

Rodney Reed Hearing Set for October
Rodney Reed Hearing Set for October
Exculpatory evidence at issue in four-day hearing

July 9, 2017

Death Watch
Death Watch
An update from Death Row

May 18, 2017

Death Watch: DNA Testing Denied for Rodney Reed
Death Watch: DNA Testing Denied for Rodney Reed
Reed and Pruett strike out. But justice for Duane Buck?

April 20, 2017

That’s Commissioner David Hall Now
That’s Commissioner David Hall Now
The longtime friend of Jimmy Fennell Jr., a key figure in the murder of Stacey Stites, just became a Calhoun County Commissioner

Nov. 17, 2016

Death Watch: Appeals, Waived Appeals, and Conflicting Findings
Death Watch: Appeals, Waived Appeals, and Conflicting Findings
5th Circuit strikes down request to test death drugs

Sept. 22, 2016

Notes on Kamp: The Only Way Is Abolition
Notes on Kamp: The Only Way Is Abolition
The death penalty is too flawed to be saved

April 28, 2016

One in a Crowd: <i>Raymond Lewis: L.A. Legend</i>
One in a Crowd: Raymond Lewis: L.A. Legend
New basketball doc seeks crowdfunding

April 3, 2015

Death Watch: The Wrong Man?
Death Watch: The Wrong Man?
Rodney Reed execution stayed

Feb. 26, 2015

Reed Seeks Retrial
Reed Seeks Retrial
Forensic experts contest official murder timeline

Feb. 19, 2015

PHOTOS: Solidarity With Larry Jackson: Rally and March
Photos by Photo by John Anderson

Sat., Dec. 6, 2014

Death Watch: Executing the Mentally (and Physically) Ill
Death Watch: Executing the Mentally (and Physically) Ill
Texas gets ready to execute a schizophrenic man

Nov. 26, 2014

Judge Rules Against DNA Testing in Reed Case
Judge Rules Against DNA Testing in Reed Case
Resets the execution date for March 5

Nov. 25, 2014

Rape Victim Believes Rodney Reed Is Innocent
Rape Victim Believes Rodney Reed Is Innocent
Tells story of being raped by murder victim's former fiancé

April 30, 2014

Death Watch: Reed Appeal Rejected at 5th Circuit
Death Watch: Reed Appeal Rejected at 5th Circuit
Lawyers consider next move

Jan. 16, 2014

Death Watch
Death Watch
Two death row cases go before courts

Dec. 11, 2013

The View From Death Row
The View From Death Row
Next week's scheduled execution, plus the latest on the Rodney Reed case

Oct. 4, 2012

Reed and Swearingen Evidence in Question
Reed and Swearingen Evidence in Question
Two more death penalty cases under appeal scrutiny

Aug. 23, 2012

Medical Examiner: Testimony Misconstrued in Rodney Reed Case
Medical Examiner: Testimony Misconstrued in Rodney Reed Case
Explosive information filed in federal court

Aug. 14, 2012

Judge Recommends Rejecting Rodney Reed Appeal
Judge Recommends Rejecting Rodney Reed Appeal
Magistrate judge contends that DNA proves Reed's guilt

June 28, 2012

Rodney Reed Case Back in Court
Rodney Reed Case Back in Court
Death row inmate's attorneys file brief seeking hearing on evidence

Jan. 22, 2010

Don't Be Dense – It's the Totally Awesome AusChron Newscast!
Don't Be Dense – It's the Totally Awesome AusChron Newscast!
Density bonuses, death row and … orthopedics?

Jan. 21, 2010

Reed Appeal Unearths Grisly Details on Fennell
Reed Appeal Unearths Grisly Details on Fennell
Jimmy Fennell has a frightening history of violence against women – yet he's not the one on death row

May 1, 2009

Naked City
Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond

April 24, 2009

Naked City
Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and elsewhere

April 17, 2009

Reed Loses Another Appeal
Reed Loses Another Appeal
Yet another setback for death row inmate Rodney Reed

Jan. 23, 2009

Top 10 Public-Safety Stories
Top 10 Public-Safety Stories

Jan. 2, 2009

No Relief for Rodney Reed
No Relief for Rodney Reed
The piecemeal appeals process isn't doing the death row inmate any favors

Dec. 26, 2008

Court Denies Rodney Reed Appeal
Court Denies Rodney Reed Appeal
Death row inmate Rodney Reed still denied relief in courts

Dec. 17, 2008

Naked City
Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and elsewhere

Oct. 3, 2008

Jimmy Fennell Pleads Guilty to Kidnapping, Sexual Misconduct
Jimmy Fennell Pleads Guilty to Kidnapping, Sexual Misconduct
The former Georgetown Police sergeant's conviction casts doubt on his innocence in the 1996 murder of Stacey Stites

Sept. 26, 2008

New Evidence Could Clear Death Row Inmate Rodney Reed
New Evidence Could Clear Death Row Inmate Rodney Reed
Jimmy Fennell's impending trial on kidnapping and rape charges unearths old suspicions that he was responsible for the 1996 murder of his fiancée

July 25, 2008

Naked City
Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and elsewhere

May 23, 2008

Appeals Court Weighs Plea to 'Correct Miscarriage of Justice'
Appeals Court Weighs Plea to 'Correct Miscarriage of Justice'
Rodney Reed's fate goes to Criminal Appeals

March 28, 2008

Naked City
Naked City

March 21, 2008

Naked City
Naked City

Dec. 7, 2007

Temporary Freedom for Anthony Graves?
Temporary Freedom for Anthony Graves?
Judge recommends Texas death row inmate Anthony Graves be released while awaiting retrial

Oct. 13, 2006

Reed Appeal Shot Down
Reed Appeal Shot Down
Judge says witness testimony challenging state's version of facts in capital murder case against Rodney Reed during a March evidentiary hearing wasn't credible, the testimony probably wouldn't have helped Reed at 1998 trial, and no evidence exists that the Bastrop Co. District Attorney's Office committed misconduct by withholding potential evidence from Reed's defenders

June 30, 2006

Hidden Evidence?
Hidden Evidence?
Rodney Reed seeks new trial

March 31, 2006

Capital Judicial Pinball
Capital Judicial Pinball
Rodney Reed Case Back in Court

March 24, 2006

Another Hearing for Rodney Reed
Another Hearing for Rodney Reed
Death row inmate's case goes back to Bastrop County district court

Nov. 11, 2005

The Bryant-Reed Connection
The Bryant-Reed Connection
A DNA expert's performance in a Bastrop capital case becomes an issue in the NBA star's trial

June 11, 2004

Naked City
Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond

April 2, 2004

At Home With Capital Punishment
At Home With Capital Punishment
The fourth annual March for a Moratorium surrounds the Capitol.

Oct. 24, 2003

Naked City
Naked City
Headlines

July 4, 2003

Reed Appeals 'Conviction of an Innocent Man'
Reed Appeals 'Conviction of an Innocent Man'
A federal appeal attacks the state's 'airtight" case against death-row inmate Rodney Reed.

Feb. 28, 2003

Who Killed Stacey Stites?
Who Killed Stacey Stites?
A Bastrop County jury convicted Rodney Reed of murder -- but left many questions unanswered

May 24, 2002

Page Two
Page Two
Are you sure about that Rodney Reed death penalty? And, the second installment World Cup "Soccer Watch" from our esteemed publisher.

May 24, 2002

'Somebody's Got to Pay'
'Somebody's Got to Pay'
Revisiting the forensic evidence in the Stacey Stites murder trial

May 24, 2002

Breaking the Chain
Breaking the Chain
Troubling Questions about evidence in Bastrop County murder case

March 1, 2002

Lingering Questions
Lingering Questions
Serious questions remain about the state's case against Rodney Reed for the murder of Stacey Stites.

March 1, 2002

David Fisher, Butt-inski
David Fisher, Butt-inski
A profile of David Fisher, volunteer sleuth in the Rodney Reed murder case

March 1, 2002

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