Reed was convicted for the murder of Stacey Stites in Bastrop, Texas; cops claimed he raped, assaulted and strangled her to death. However, Reed has maintained his innocence for over 20 years, according to the site.
Now, Kardashian believes there is new evidence that points to another suspect. A former inmate recently claimed to know Stites’ real murderer, according to TMZ.
“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,” Kardashian tweeted in October. “I URGE YOU TO DO THE RIGHT THING.”
A man named Arthur Snow reportedly filed a statement alleging that Stites’ fiancé confessed to him that he killed her for cheating on him when they served time together, the site states. Stites’ fiancé, however, has denied the claim. Snow says they were both in the Aryan Brotherhood in prison.
Reed’s brother, Rodrick, thanked Kardashian for using her platform to try and free Reed.
“I want you to know you are a major God-send to my family — more than you may ever fully realize in this lifetime,” he posted in a message obtained by TMZ. “You are a blessing to all the families you advocate for. We’re so glad you have publicly voiced that you also believe he is innocent.”
Kardashian is reportedly working hard to provide legal help to Reed, who is scheduled to be executed on Nov. 20.