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BREAKING: Board of Pardons and Paroles votes unanimously to recommend that Gov. Abbott GRANT a 120-day reprieve DELAYING Rodney Reed's execution, set for Wednesday.
Abbott can accept or reject the recommendation
Board rejects Reed's request to commute death sentence to life in prison.
Here's some helpful background on the Texas clemency process and Reed's request: statesman.com/news/20191114/…
Here's the official notice of the parole board's decision to recommend a 120-day reprieve for Rodney Reed, set to be executed Wednesday:
The only other time Gov. Abbott was faced with a clemency recommendation from the parole board, he waited until an hour before execution to spare the life of Thomas Whitaker in Feb. 2018.
He cited the board's unanimous support for a life sentence as one of the factors swaying him
Just talked to Reed's lawyer, who said:
"What we explained to the board was that this is a complicated case with compelling evidence of innocence, and that it needs to be considered in an orderly way."
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