Family and supporters of Rodney Reed protest new execution date

The family and supporters of Rodney Reed were in Austin protesting his new execution date.

The group was in front of the Governor's Mansion, the Governor's Office and at the State Capitol.

The group is pleading with the Governor Greg Abbott to drop the November 20 execution date and release Reed from prison.

Reed is accused of raping and killing Stacey Stites in Bastrop in 1996.

His first execution was stayed in 2015 by the Texas Criminal Court of Appeals. 

All of Reed's appeals since have been denied.

Reed's supporters say Reed deserves a new trial after people who testified in his trial have said their testimony was untrue and because of new DNA evidence.