Rodney Reed’s execution is stayed but he faces an uncertain future: Part 11

Stacey Stites’ family says the decision was “frustrating.” A hearing for the defense to present new evidence has been delayed due to COVID-19.
3:14 | 12/12/20

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Transcript for Rodney Reed’s execution is stayed but he faces an uncertain future: Part 11
They held dozens of protests. We had unprecedented support. A rally outside the Texas governor's mansion. Something's off here. Something needs to be done. Breaking news this afternoon -- Rodney reed will not be executed next week. An indefinite stay of execution. A victory for death row inmate Rodney reed in the fight to clear his name. The hearing coming upkeeps on getting postponed because of covid-19. The one thing I'm very confident about is the more you look at it and the more you look at the forensic pathology and science, there's clear and convincing evidence of innocence. Do I think Rodney reed kd Stacey Stites? Yes. I do think in our criminal justice system is not a perfect system, and that's one reason why I'm not a proponent of the death penalty. This is room for error. I have no doubt about his guilt. I have tried and tried to figure out somehow that Rodney reed didn't kill Stacey Stites. I can't get there. And I've also tried to figure out how Jimmy, her fiance, could have done it. And I also can't get there. I have a son -- a son's life to save, and that's what I'm trying to do. That's what I'm doing. That's what I'm going to do until I I have to hold on to my faith and stand on this truth and the facts. And thank the world -- I thank the world for the support. I have so much support, and god knows I thane E whole -- the whole world. But leave me alone. With my pain. And what do you say to people who say that this case may be a miscarriage of justice? I find that people have not heard all of the evidence. What upsets you most? Trying to defend my sister. Yeah, the lies told about her. While Carol's daughtea teen mom, she made the tough decision to give up her baby girl for adoption. Stacey Stites' child is now a 26-year-old mom of two. My oldest is Stacey Lee. She's named after Stacey. I wanted her legacy to live on. She has grandchildren that she never will get to meet. T ow is I -- think we really have a shot of getting this across that Stacey was human and all she wanted to do is get married and have a baby.

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