WASHINGTON, Nov. 13, 2019 —American Bar Association President Judy Perry Martinez sent a letter to the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles asking that Rodney Reed, who is scheduled to be executed on November20, be spared from execution to allow for further factfinding in the case. The evidence amassed in the years since Reed’s 1996 trial casts doubts on the reliability of the murder conviction, but rules have precluded that evidence’s reviewability in the courts.
Read the letter here.
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