BASTROP COUNTY, Texas (CBSNEWS.COM) – As his November 20 execution date looms, a growing chorus of supporters say a Texas death row inmate is innocent of murder and deserves clemency.
Rodney Reed has spent more than 21 years on death row for the 1996 murder of Stacey Stites.READ MORE: I-Team: Bank Of America And Zelle Customers Targeted In New High-Tech Scam
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Reed insists he is innocent, and a former prison inmate last week submitted testimony that Stites’ fiancé Jimmy Fennell, who was later found guilty of kidnapping and improper sexual activity in a different case, confessed the murder to him years ago.
Reed has garnered high-profile supporters including Rihanna, LL Cool J, Gigi Hadid, Kim Kardashian West and “Dr. Phil” McGraw who actually came to Texas to interview the now 51-year-old inmate.MORE NEWS: Parents Share Safety Concerns At Mansfield ISD Town Hall On Campus Security Following School Shooting