April 23, 1996 | The case of Rodney Reed, part one

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Aisling Ayers

In 1996, the body of 19-year-old Stacey Stites was found along a quiet country road outside of Bastrop, Texas. Stites was a white woman engaged to a white police officer in a neighboring town — but she’d also allegedly been having an affair with Rodney Reed. Reed, a Black man, was arrested and charged for her murder. In this episode, Aisling Ayers recounts what happened to Stites, how Reed became a suspect and the potential theories for what might have happened the night Stites died.

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