Sunday, October 27, 2019

Rodney Reed: Death Row. Texas. State Senator Kirk Watson has joined the growing effort to stop Rodney Reed’s execution set for November 20, KVUE (Reporter Shawna M. Reding) reports..."In Watson's letter to the governor, he wrote in part, "We will not serve justice or increase the public's faith in our legal institutions by taking the irrevocable step of executing Reed when significant and credible evidence pointing to his innocence has not undergone a thorough, unbiased review." Watson, who said he rarely comments or intervenes in criminal cases, said this murder, which happened in his district, "is unique because of the grave doubt and racial bias that continue to taint Reed's conviction." (Link to full letter provided);

STORY: "Sen. Kirk Watson joins growing effort to stop Rodney Reed’s execution," by reporter Shawna M. Reding, published by KVUE on October 24, 2019.

SUB-HEADING: "He wrote a letter to the governor, asking for a stay of execution."

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