Posts Categorized: Rodney Reed

Screening of State Vs. Reed by Ryan Polomski and Frank Bustoz

Join the Austin Campaign to END the Death Penalty Wednesday, September 9th @ 7pm at UT campus, MAIN 26* for a screening of State Vs. Reed, an award winning documentary about Texas death row prisoner Rodney Reed. A Q&A will follow this event. (*Note the room change) *******************************************************A SCREENING OF THE AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY ABOUT…read more

Statesman: New claims in Bastrop murder appeal

Rodney Reed’s lawyers have cited new allegations of sexual misconduct against Jimmy Fennel in their latest appeal. Austin American Statesman has more details about the case. Reed was convicted in the 1996 Bastrop County murder of Stacey Stites, who was Fennell’s fiancée at the time. Reed has maintained his innocence, and his lawyers have suggested…read more

CCA denies another appeal by Rodney Reed

Chuck Lindell of Austin-American Statesman is reporting that the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has denied a request for new trial by Rodney Reed. The state’s highest criminal court today refused to grant a new trial to Rodney Reed, sentenced to death a decade ago in the Bastrop County murder and sexual assault of Stacey…read more

Justice For Rodney Reed! Protest – Today

Dear Friends, For anyone following the case of Rodney Reed, I’m sure you were as outraged as we were by the CCA’s complete disregard for any of the important evidence provided by the defense that could prove Rodney’s innocence in a new trial. Their opinion released yesterday denies him a new trial. The Austin CEDP…read more

"A Great Injustice" in the Rodney Reed Case

Court of Criminal Appeals Denies Relief Reed’s Supporters Plan Protest for Monday, December 22, 2008. At 5:30 pm at the Capitol, 11th and Congress. THE TEXAS Court of Criminal Appeals yesterday denied relief in the case of Texas death row prisoner Rodney Reed, as his family members and supporters decried the ruling. Sandra Reed, Reed’s…read more

Rodney Reed's request for new trial denied

Andrea Lorenz of the Austin American-Statesman is reporting that Rodney Reed’s request for a new trial has been denied. 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 more

City of Georgetown Statement Concerning Jimmy Fennell Plea

The following is Georgetown’s response to the civil lawsuits filed yesterday by one of Jimmy Fennel’s victims: The City of Georgetown is shocked and saddened by the events that occurred on October 26, 2007, involving former Sergeant Jimmy Fennell. While no profession is immune from unlawful or unethical conduct from its members, we recognize the…read more

Fennell gets 10 years

By Isadora Vail | Friday, September 26, 2008, 10:58 AM Former Georgetown Police Sgt. Jimmy Lewis Fennell Jr. showed little emotion this morning as state District Judge Burt Carnes sentenced him to 10 years behind bars. Fennell pleaded guilty in May to felony charges of kidnapping and improper sexual activity with a person in custody….read more

Jimmy Fennell Pleaded Guilty

KXAN is reporting that Jimmy Fennell has pleaded guilty to “improper sexual activity and kidnapping” and his sentencing his set for Friday, Sept. 26th at 9 a.m GEORGETOWN, Texas (KXAN) — Jimmy Fennell pleaded guilty and that is the verdict the judge handed down to the former Georgetown police officer. “Jimmy Fennell decided to plead…read more