The request for a new trial by attorneys for Rodney Reed, who faces the death penalty for the 1996 murder of Stacey Stites, has been denied. We will have a story up soon.
In the meantime, read details here on this fascinating case.
Reed had requested the new trial in July based on what his attorneys said was evidence Stites’ fiance, Jimmy Fennell, should have been investigated as a suspect. Read our July story here.
Andrea Lorenz of the Austin American-Statesman is reporting that Rodney Reed’s request for a new trial has been denied.