Rally for Rodney Reed to be held at Texas Governor's Mansion on Nov. 9 Posted in: News Texas may execute an innocent person on November 20, 2019. Rodney Reed is innocent in the murder of Stacey Stites – a crime for which he has been on death row since 1998. Recent revelations from a jailhouse informant further implicate Stacey’s fiancé, Jimmy Fennell, in the murder. Fennell allegedly made a confession to a fellow prisoner while serving a 10-year sentence for raping a woman that was in Fennell's custody while he was on duty as a cop. The evidence of Rodney’s innocence has led to mounting calls from politicians, law enforcement officers, a host of celebrities and people around ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!