Sunday, February 22, 2015

Linda Carty; Rodney Reed; Grits for Breakfasts reports on two high profile capital cases that have been called into question following dramatic revelations; (Must Read. HL);

POST: "Capital cases called into question,"  (Linda Carty and Rodney Reed) published by Grits for Breakfast on February 22, 2015.

GIST: "Allegations of police and prosecutor misconduct highlight a pair of capital cases that were the subject of recent high-profile MSM (mainstream media)  coverage. First, consider the latest appeal of Linda Carty, who was "convicted of plotting the murder of her neighbor, Joana Rodriguez, in order to steal Rodriguez's newborn baby in 2001." Reported the Houston Chronicle (Feb. 13), "Her previous appeals have all failed - despite international protests over the fact that her Harris County-appointed attorneys spent only two weeks preparing for her capital trial." However, Carty: gained support for a new appeal from two unlikely sources: the DEA agent for whom she was once a confidential informant and a star prosecution witness who has now recanted...Pretty explosive stuff, if it can be proven. And harder to discredit Carty's DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency)  handler than some jailhouse snitch. Definitely one to watch.........In other capital news, investigators on a true crime TV show this week announced they believe Rodney Reed, a Bastrop man sentenced to die soon for the 1996 murder of Stacey Stites, was falsely convicted. Reported the SA Express-News (Feb. 18): The TV investigators found that the evidence points blame toward Stites’ fiancée at the time, Jimmy Fennell Jr., who provided a timeline of his whereabouts that at the time ruled him out as a suspect. “For me, it’s obvious,” [retired NYPD (New York Police Department)  detective sergeant Kevin] Gannon said. “As far as I’m concerned, the murderer is Jimmy Fennell… I can’t see it being anybody else. The investigators also sourced evidence that shows Fennell has a violent past, and that he is currently serving time in prison for kidnapping and sexually assaulting a woman while on duty and in uniform as a police officer. See parts one and two of the A&E feature on Rodney Reed's case."

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