Fennell, figure in Reed death penalty case, to be freed from prison


Jimmy Fennell, a central figure in the case of death row inmate Rodney Reed, is scheduled to be released from prison next week, six months before his 10-year sentence was to be completed for misconduct as a Georgetown police officer.

After denying parole to Fennell 10 previous times, the Board of Pardons and Paroles agreed last week to allow early release with the strictest form of supervision.

Fennell was an early suspect in the 1996 death of his fiance, Stacey Stites, before DNA tests linked semen found in her body to Reed.

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