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Texas: Gov. Abbott should grant death row inmate Rodney Reed a reprieve, before it’s too late

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Convicted murderer Rodney Reed is scheduled to die by lethal injection on Nov. 20, but Gov. Greg Abbott has the power to stop it.
As it stands, there’s no indication that Abbott will. He has only stopped one execution since becoming governor 5 years ago.
Reed was sentenced to death in 1998, after being convicted of the brutal 1996 rape and killing of a 19-year-old woman from central Texas, Stacey Stites. And though the governor has yet to weigh in on this specific case, he supports capital punishment, as do most voters in the state. According to a June 2018 poll from the University of Texas/Texas Tribune, fully three-fourths of Texans strongly or somewhat support the death penalty.
But the question at hand has nothing to do with the death penalty, per se. Granting a reprieve would simply be the right thing to do — and a necessary precaution against the doubts that would linger, if Reed is executed as scheduled.
Reed has consistently maintained his innocence, and legitimate questions …

Somalia: Murderers of MPs Executed in Mogadishu

Execution of 3 Al-Shabaab militants near Mogadishu, Aug. 2014
May 13, 2015: two suspected members of Al-Shabaab were executed by firing squad in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.

Shuaib Ibrahim Mahdi, 37, and Farah Ali Abdi, 30, were found guilty by a military court in April of killing five people, including three members of the Somali Federal Parliament and two intelligence officers.

One of the MPs was the popular female singer, Saado Ali Warsame, who was killed in a drive-by shooting in July 2014. 

At the time of her death, an Al-Shabaab spokesman told the BBC that the singing MP was targeted for her politics and not her music. 

Sources: Horseed Media and BBC, May 13, 2015

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