Published: Tue, November 05, 2019
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Kim Kardashian In Contact With Rodney Reed To Drop Death Row Sentence

Kim Kardashian In Contact With Rodney Reed To Drop Death Row Sentence

Not so long ago it was reported that Kim joined the people protesting the planned execution of the prisoner in death row in Rodney Reed, Texas.

Rodney Reed, who is black, has been imprisoned for more than 20 years for the 1996 rape and murder of Stacey Stites, a 19-year-old white woman, according to ABC News.

The petition demanding Reed be freed already has more than 50,000 signatures.

Acts such as Rihanna, T.I. and more have spoken out about the case and it was only a matter of time before Kim Kardashian came through to pull her legal strings.

On Saturday (November 2), almost 100 supporters gathered outside the Capitol building in Austin to urge Governor Greg Abbott to grant clemency for the man they believe is innocent. Snow says they were both part of the Aryan Brotherhood in prison. One is a former inmate who has made a statement saying that Stites' former boyfriend, Jimmy Fennell, confessed while in jail that he killed his fiancée for being unfaithful. There is also the fact that the murder weapon has never been tested for DNA.

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Forensic evidence only found both Fennell and Stites' DNA in her auto and their apartment, the last place she was seen alive, was never searched.

The Innocence Project states Reed and Stites were romantically involved, even though Stites was engaged to be married to local police officer Jimmy Fennell. Evidence also proved Stites and Reed had a consensual relationship.

Reed, 51, is scheduled to be executed on November 20, but his legal team argues there is new evidence that could potentially exonerate him.

"Between the medical and scientific evidence, and multiple new, credible witnesses, the original case trial has been completely deconstructed and disproven", said Bryce Benjet, a senior staff attorney at the Innocence Project and Reed's lead counsel in a statement after filing. Police say Reed assaulted, raped and strangled Stites, but he insists he's innocent. "To execute Mr. Reed would be a grave miscarriage of justice that will create irreparable damage to public confidence in the accuracy and fairness of the Texas criminal justice system".

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