AUSTIN (KXAN) — New evidence has now surfaced in the Rodney Reed case. Some 19 years ago, the body of a young Bastrop woman, Stacey Stites, was discovered — dumped off a rural road. A jury sentenced Rodney Reed to death, but he’s always maintained his innocence.
University of Texas students held a so-called “die-in” for Reed to raise awareness about the case. They say they were relieved he was granted a stay of execution, but it’s still not enough. They want a new trial and more DNA testing done. In late February, UT students camped out on campus near the Main Mall in the early morning hours to show support to Reed and his family.
Friday on KXAN News at 10 p.m., we will have a complete investigation into all the new developments.