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Rep Sherman (District-109) “Grateful” for Rodney Reed Reprieve 
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by: Rep. Sherman, Carl Sr.
11/17/2019

Austin, TX – District 109 State Representative Carl Sherman said today he was “grateful to God” the parole board unanimously voted to recommend the Governor delay the execution of Rodney Reed.

Sherman was one of seven State Representatives who signed a letter several weeks ago asking Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles Chair, David Gutierrez to grant Rodney Reed a temporary reprieve

“Expressing thanks to the many who have sought review of this case to ensure Rodney Reed's case receives proper review,” Sherman said

Reed was found guilty of a 1996 murder that the letter to Abbott and Gutierrez stated, “has been questioned for decades.”

He was scheduled for execution in Texas on November 20, 2019 for the Bastrop County murder of Stacey Stites.

Representative Sherman along with Representatives Ron Reynolds, Alma Allen, Sheryl Cole, Senfronia Thompson, Toni Rose and Shawn Thierry wrote in the letter regarding Reed’s reprieve to allow “new witness statements and DNA evidence to be investigated and tested.”

The letter signed by the seven state representatives pointed out “There needs to be not one question if a person could be innocent before they are executed.”

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