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Governor Abbott: Grant Clemency to Rodney Reed

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Governor Abbott: Grant Clemency to Rodney Reed

To be delivered to Governor Abbott, Governor of Texas

Petition Statement

Rodney Reed is literally fighting for his life from Texas death row. The state is planning on executing him on March 5th --- but WE have other plans!
We are calling on the Governor to grant Rodney clemency, we asking that ALL DNA testing be done on pieces of evidence that have never been tested, and we are asking that this (and every!) execution be halted!
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There are currently 3,973 signatures. NEW goal - We need 4,000 signatures!

Petition Background

UDPATE TO THIS PETITION: Rodney Reed has been given an execution date of November 20th, 2019. New evidence has been found and new witnesses have come forward since this petition was created.
The new witness has described a confession by Stacey Stite's fiance, Jimmy Fennel, to his cell mate, that he murdered Stacey because she was secretly dating a Black man.
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Rodney Reed has been on Texas’ death row since 1998. He was convicted of the 1996 murder of Stacey Stites in the small town of Bastrop, Texas. Stacey’s brutal murder struck at the very heart of the community, not only for its brutality, but for the sinister chain of events it would set into motion. Rodney’s case is a troubling mixture of prosecutorial misconduct, police corruption, poor defense, and institutional racism. Evidence of Rodney’s innocence is overwhelming and the need for a new trial is indisputable. Governor Abbott has the ability to grant Rodney Reed clemency. We do not want him executed IN OUR NAME.

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