Thursday, February 19, 2015

Rodney Reed: Texas; 'Dead Man Walking" nun Sister Helen Prejean has raised her voice against his execution; Major development in the forensics: At Reed’s trial in the 1990s, forensic expert Roberto Bayardo said he found Reed’s semen on Stites’ corpse — one of the principle facts used by the prosecution to prove Reed’s guilt. But Reed has said that he had a consensual relationship with Stites. A habeas corpus brief filed in court on Thursday by Reed’s lawyers with legal nonprofit organization Innocence Project says that Bayardo has since retracted his opinion, and “now admits that the forensic evidence suggests consensual intercourse between Mr. Reed and Ms. Stites more than 24 hours before her death.” This matches Reed’s account that they had a sexual encounter the day before her demise. Al Jazeera America;

STORY: 'Dead Man Walking' nun raises voice against execution of black inmate," by reporter Massoud Hayoun, published by Al Jazeera America on February 14, 2015.


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