News 11.08.19

Polk County GOP to Bastrop D.A: Cancel the execution date, test all the evidence, and initiate a new trial

By Innocence Staff

Screenshot from Dr. Phil's visit and interview with Rodney Reed at Allan B. Polunsky Unit in West Livingston, Texas.

Rodney Reed imprisoned in Polk County unit receives support from local GOP 

(Polk County, Texas — November 8, 2019) — Support for Rodney Reed continues to mount from Oprah Winfrey to Texas lawmakers. On the same day that 16 Texas senators wrote a bipartisan letter urging Governor Abbott and the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles to stop Reed’s execution, the Polk County Republican Party wrote a letter calling on Bastrop County District Attorney Bryan Goertz to “cancel the November 20 execution date, test all the evidence, and initiate a new trial.”

Reed, who has been on death row since 1998, is incarcerated in Allan B. Polunsky Unit in West Livingston, Texas, which is located in Polk County.

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  1. Amy Mitchell says:

    This is wonderful news!!!!! I’m so happy Rodney Reed will be a free man someday. The evidence will show that he did not kill the victim.
    Great day for the state of Texas!!!!!

  2. C.J. Winkler says:

    THANK GOD THEY FINALLY GOT SMART AND STOPPED THE EXECUTION AND IS GIVEN THIS MAN A NEW TRIAL!!!!! PRAYERS FOR HIM AND HIS FAMILY!!!

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