Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Rodney Reed: Bastrop County: Affidavit sheds new light in Rodney Reed appeal; A cousin of Stacey Stites has come forward saying he knew that Rodney Reed and Stites were in a secret relationship prior to her murder, according to an affidavit filed with the state’s highest criminal court last week. Reed and his attorneys have long claimed that he and Stites were engaged in a consensual secret affair, which would explain the presence of his DNA in her body, rather than prosecutors’ assertions that Stites was raped shortly before being strangled with her belt. The affair, defense lawyers say, gave Stites’ fiance Jimmy Fennell motive to kill her. Fennell, a former Georgetown Police Sergeant, is presently in jail after pleading guilty in 2008 to charges of kidnapping and improper sexual conduct with a person in police custody. (Must Read. HL);

STORY: "Bastrop County: Affidavit sheds new light in Rodney Reed Appeal,"   by reporter Jillian Beck, published by "The  Statesman" on April 11, 2015.



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