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Old 01-14-2009, 11:15 AM
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Default Texas court rejects appeal for Rodney Reed

Texas court rejects appeal for Rodney Reed
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Texas court rejects appeal for Rodney Reed
Bryan McCann reports on the latest injustice in the case of Texas death row prisoner Rodney Reed.

January 12, 2009

TEXAS DEATH row inmate Rodney Reed and his family received another slap in the face from the nation's execution
capital.

In a unanimous decision announced last month, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals denied Reed's petition for a new
trial, claiming that evidence suppressed by the state of Texas would not have swayed a jury to acquit Reed.

The court's decision flies in the face of startling facts that point to a sinister web of police corruption, prosecutorial
misconduct and Jim Crow style racism.

What you can do
For more information on Rodney's case and updates on support activities, go to the Free Rodney Reed Web site:
http://www.freerodneyreed.org/

You can watch the award-winning documentary State Vs. Reed at the Free Rodney Reed Web site:
http://www.freerodneyreed.org/?page_id=11

For a copy of the film, contact julien@nodeathpenalty.org.

See the Campaign to End the Death Penalty Web site: http://www.nodeathpenalty.org to learn more about the
struggle against capital punishment across the country.
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For the second time in a month, Texas' highest criminal court Wednesday refused to grant a new trial to death row inmate Rodney Reed, disposing of all pending state appeals for Reed's 1998 conviction in the Bastrop County murder and sexual assault of Stacey Stites, 19. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, in a unanimous but unsigned opinion, said new information supplied by Reed in the
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