Reed supporters pray overnight as new hearing nears Posted in: News Amens, shouts and calls to God filled the Kerr Community Center on Sunday evening as the time ticked closer to a new hearing scheduled for the next morning. Rodney Reed, a Bastrop man who is currently on death row in Texas, was convicted for the 1996 murder of Stacey Stites in Bastrop after DNA evidence linked him to Stites. However, Reed said he is innocent, explaining the DNA evidence as due to a relationship between him and Stites, and he and his attorneys have been arguing for his innocence for years. The new hearing to present evidence, rescheduled multiple times due ...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!