With New Evidence, Lawyers Challenge Death Sentence | The Texas Tribune
“We have filed three affidavits by three well-credentialed forensic pathologists … all of whom who have concluded that the state’s theory of the crime is medically and scientifically impossible,” Andrew MacRae, one of Reed’s attorneys, said at a news conference in Austin, where they expect the case to eventually land.
The state’s theory of the crime, MacRae said, was that Stites was abducted, raped and murdered early in the morning of April 23. But the affidavits put the time of death the night before, on April 22.
Rodney Reed’s picture appears on the left. On the right is former police officer Jimmy Lewis Fennell, Jr., who may well have committed the crime that Reed is serving time for.
Fennell is serving time for kidnap and rape.