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Rodney Reed supporters protest his execution date in Downtown Austin

Reed was convicted in the 1996 death of Stacey Stites.

AUSTIN, Texas — The family and supporters of a Bastrop County death row inmate protested at the Texas Capitol Friday morning.

Reed's supporters protested a state judge's approval to set Nov. 20 as his execution date.

He was convicted in the 1996 death of Stacey Stites after DNA tests linked him to the murder. However, Reed's supporters said he is innocent, adding that Stites' killer was her fiance at the time.


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Defense attorneys said their review of the evidence shows it was medically and scientifically impossible that Reed killed Stites. Reed can still appeal it to the federal courts.

During the protest, Reed's brother Rodrick Reed said he is frustrated with how unfair the trial was.

"The DNA and the murder weapon were never tested. None of his witnesses were called," Rodrick explained. "They never searched or tested at his apartment, which was the last place she was known.”

Rodrick added that they're trying to get Gov. Greg Abbott to "unwrite a great wrong."

Rodney's supporters set up at the end of the Capitol and then marched to the Governor's mansion where family members delivered speeches about justice. After that, they went to the Office of the Governor. 

His supporters also recently protested his execution date in Bastrop County.

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