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The Prison Reform Princess along with Rihanna, T.I., Meek Mill and other big names in Hollywood are working to free Rodney Reed.
Rodney Reed is on death row in Texas, for the 1996 murder of Stacey Stites. Reed and Stites were dating at the time of her murder and authorities immediately blamed him despite him having an alibi and there being no DNA evidence tying him to the crime. He is currently slated to be executed on November 20th.
Reed’s story went viral when an inmate named Arthur Snow spoke out, claiming he has information that could free Reed. Snow claims he was incarcerated with Stites’ fiancé, Jimmy Fennell, and he admitted that he murdered her for having an affair with Reed.
With the clock ticking, Kim Kardashian, Shaun King, Rihanna, T.I., Angela Rye, Meek Mill and other public figures are asking for the public’s help via social media; to save Reed’s life. A petition to stop Reed’s execution currently has 53,000 of the 100,000 signatures they’re asking for.
TMZ reported that Kim spoke with Rodney last week and they believe there is untouched evidence and new witnesses that can prove his innocence. They are now urging Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to put a stop to his execution. Take a look at the tweets below:
You can sign the petition to save Rodney Reed HERE.
PLEASE @GovAbbott How can you execute a man when since his trial, substantial evidence that would exonerate Rodney Reed has come forward and even implicates the other person of interest. I URGE YOU TO DO THE RIGHT THING.
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) October 19, 2019
This is an emergency! A true emergency.
The State of Texas is about to execute an innocent man in 16 days.
Join our team, sign our petition, and let’s get ALL HANDS ON DECK.
— Shaun King (@shaunking) November 3, 2019
— Rihanna (@rihanna) November 4, 2019
— T.I. (@Tip) November 4, 2019
Texas is scheduled to execute #RodneyReed on 11/20.
We must act now & fight for justice.
According to the @NAACP, Black people make up 13% of the population, yet make up 42% of death row & 35% of the executions.#FreeRodneyReed and sign the petition @ https://t.co/fZWsFQ2mfU! pic.twitter.com/cPdKtcb4EE
— A N G E L A | R Y E (@angela_rye) November 4, 2019
— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) November 4, 2019