Reed v. Texas (original by judge keasler)Annotate this Case
Rodney Reed sought post-conviction DNA testing of over forty items collected in the course of investigating Stacey Stites’ sexual assault and murder. Ultimately, Reed was convicted and sentenced to death for the capital murder of Stites. The trial judge denied the motion. Because Reed could not establish that exculpatory DNA results would have resulted in his acquittal and his motion was not made for the purpose of unreasonable delay, the Court of Criminal Appeals affirmed the trial judge’s denial.