FOX 7 Austin building vandalized with message in support of Rodney Reed

A message to Texas Governor Greg Abbott urging him to stop Rodney Reed's execution was spray painted on the side of the FOX 7 Austin building on Thursday.

It's not exactly clear when the message was put up but Good Day Austin anchor Leslie Rangel noticed the spray painted message around 3:30 a.m.

The message in all caps is "Greg Abbot (sic) can but won't stop the murder of Rodney Reed."

Reed is on death row for the 1996 killing of Stacey Stites in Bastrop. He has always maintained his innoncence.

The case has received extra attention as of late as Reed's execution date, November 20, draws closer. 

Celebrities like Kim Kardashian West and Rihanna have urged Texas Governor Greg Abbott to exonerate Reed and there have been several rallies and vigils held in support of Reed.

Rodney Reed's legal team released the following statement to FOX 7 Austin:



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