Saturday, July 6, 2019

Rodney Reed: Texas: Family of Death Row Inmate Urge U.S. Supreme Court to Take Up His Case, Spectrum News reports. (Spectrum Staff)..."His brother 'Roderick Reed says supporters will keep appealing until time runs out. “We traveled 15-hundred miles here to voice our concern about my brother’s case, and not just my brother’s case, but the death penalty period,” said Roderick Reed. “There’s no statute of limitation on murder. Why should there be a time limit on presenting evidence that can prove one’s innocence?” Rodney Reed’s defense lawyers say his conviction was based on false scientific evidence. Rodney Reed has also had help from the Innocence Project, which is trying to get him a new trial."

BACKGROUND: See previous post of this Blog (June 27, 2019) at the link below: "Rodney Reed: Texas: Major setback: Texas's highest court has rejected the death penalty inmate's latest appeal, The Statesman (Reporter Chuck Lindell) reports..."The state’s highest criminal court on Wednesday rejected the latest appeals by death row inmate Rodney Reed, who argued that his conviction for a 1996 Bastrop County murder was based on false scientific evidence. The unanimous ruling by the Court of Criminal Appeals also rejected Reed’s claim that new evidence called into question testimony provided by Jimmy Fennell, the fiance of murder victim Stacey Stites. Reed and his lawyers argue that Fennell killed Stites, perhaps after learning about her secret affair with Reed. DNA tests linking Reed to sperm found on Stites’ body led to his arrest and subsequent conviction and death sentence by a Bastrop County jury in 1998."


STORY: "Family of Death Row Inmate Rodney Reed Urges U.S. Supreme Court to Take Up His Case," published by Spectrum News, on July 4 2019.

PUBLISHER'S NOTE: I am monitoring this case/issue. Keep your eye on the Charles Smith Blog for reports on developments. The Toronto Star, my previous employer for more than twenty incredible years, has put considerable effort into exposing the harm caused by Dr. Charles Smith and his protectors - and into pushing for reform of Ontario's forensic pediatric pathology system. The Star has a "topic"  section which focuses on recent stories related to Dr. Charles Smith. It can be found at: Information on "The Charles Smith Blog Award"- and its nomination process - can be found at: Please send any comments or information on other cases and issues of interest to the readers of this blog to:  Harold Levy: Publisher: The Charles Smith Blog;