News 11.19.19

What’s Next for Rodney Reed and How You Can Help

By Innocence Staff

Rodney Reed in Allan B. Polunsky Unit, West Livingston, Texas in 2015. Photo courtesy of Massoud Hayoun/ Al Jazeera. 

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals granted Rodney Reed an indefinite stay of execution on Friday, just five days before he was scheduled to be executed. The decision means Rodney no longer has an execution date — but he’s still on death row.

However, Rodney now has another chance to prove his innocence.

Read the decisions here and here.

So what’s next?

In the coming months, new witnesses will testify on Rodney’s behalf during a week-long hearing and new, mounting evidence that points to his innocence will be presented. Judges will then determine whether or not Rodney will get a new trial.

While the hearing hasn’t been scheduled yet, there are still several ways you can continue to support Rodney and his family, and stay involved.

Related: CBS – Rodney Reed’s mother speaks out after stay of execution

Here’s how you can take action.

1. Add your name to this petition and stay in the loop about upcoming ways to help.

2. Share this news on social media: Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has granted @innocence #RodneyReed an indefinite stay of execution, meaning he no longer has an execution date! Thank you to all who called, tweeted, and spoke out against the execution of an innocent person: https://bit.ly/33SqaKW

3. Support Rodney’s family. Rodney Reed’s family will continue to need resources to advocate for his innocence. Donate here to help them in their fight.

Read more about how people in Rodney’s home state of Texas and around the country have rallied to support him.

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