On April 23, 1996, Stacey Stites was raped and murdered in Bastrop, Texas. For a year, Stacey’s case remained unsolved, with no viable suspects until April 4, 1997, when DNA linked Rodney Reed to the crime. Initially, Reed denied knowing Stacey, but at trial, he claimed that he and Stacey were involved in a secret interracial relationship. While this defense was successful once before, the jury at his 1998 trial rejected the claim and convicted him of capital murder. After multiple prior rape victims testified during the punishment phase, Reed was sentenced to death. Join Lisa O’Brien and Michael Carnahan on Tuesday, January 26, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. Central for Clear and Convincing Episode 30, State of Texas v. Rodney Reed. We are a live show and, as always, calls are welcome at (347) 989-1171.