Texas Court of Criminal Appeals issues Rodney Reed a stay of Execution


Nov 15, 2019 - 7:00
Texas Court of Criminal Appeals issues Rodney Reed a stay of Execution

Not long after the Texas Parole Board voted unanimously to recommend a 120-day stay of execution for death row inmate Rodney Reed, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals issued Reed a stay of execution on Friday, The Appeal's Kira Lerner tweeted. Prior to the court's decision, it would have been up to Governor Greg Abbott to either heed the board’s recommendation or ignore it and proceed with Reed’s execution, which was planned for November 20. Abbot's decision on a stay is no longer required. “I have tears streaming down my cheeks,” Andrew MacRae, one of Mr. Reed’s lawyers

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