[2][25][24] To bolster their case, the prosecution brought forward women Reed allegedly raped: Schlueter, a 12 year old girl, the intellectually disabled woman, and a woman named Vivian Harbottle to testify against him in the penalty phase. (79 years old). [8][39][40] Some, such as Amanda Seales, have rescinded their support for Reed's exoneration after learning more about his history.

According to the American Quarter Horse Association, Reed won 1,764 races in his career with total earnings of more than $17.8 million. Family and friends can light a candle as a loving gesture for their loved one. Photo by Karen Dominguez . Rodney Rodell Reed (born December 22, 1967) is an American criminal and death row inmate who was convicted on May 18, 1998, by a Bastrop County, Texas, District Court jury for the April 23, 1996, abduction, rape, and murder of Stacey Stites, a 19 year old resident of Giddings, Texas.. He's won the local quarter horse training title 10 times. There are no additional photos for Rodney Ray Dunkin at this time.

[3] His case has since been taken up by the Innocence Project.[8].

Rodney Joseph Guttillo, (53), of Tahlequah, OK, passed away on September 26th, 2020 in Palos Hills, IL.


Rodney was born in Stilwell, OK to Nancy Lynette Brown on June 8, 1967.  He joined in his journey with the Lord on September 26, 2020. REED, Rodney W., 55, of Ruther Glen, passed away on January 1, 2009.

Rodney Joseph Guttillo Stilwell, Oklahoma . Among stakes winners he saddled were the likes of Alamitos Dasher, Bugged Thoughts, Chicks Call Me, Clicken On, De Passem Okey, Endaleabull, Fast Del Rey, Fast First Prize, Feature Mr Jess, First Down Kelly, Frostys Money Man, Heza Fast Dash, Jazzy Corona, Jess A Feature, Le Magnifique Fg, Phoebes Otoole, Pure Oklahoma, Quick Coverage, Rakin In The Cash, Regard Watah, Sheza Neon Rose, Spanish Boot, Spit Like Jagger, and many, many more.
[2][3], Although Reed initially denied knowing Stites, after his DNA matched semen inside Stites's dead body, Reed claimed that he was having a clandestine affair with Stites and that they had consensual sex the day before her death.

[24] When she went to drop him off, he attacked her and said he would kill her for resisting him, but then fled the scene with her vehicle after seeing car lights approaching. Oklahoman obituaries and Death Notices for Oklahoma City Oklahoma area .

Rodney Reed passed away. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

He worked hard as a “jack of all trades” during most of his life.

Add to your memory. Marjorie Rudd Hale Dec. 29, 1926 - Oct. 24, 2020 EDMOND Marjorie Rudd Hale, of Edmond, passed peacefully in her sleep on Oct. 24, 2020. [17] The prosecution put forward the DNA evidence and speculated that Reed may have ambushed Stites at a railroad crossing or a stoplight on her way to work the morning of the murder. All rights reserved. His major stakes wins included the Rainbow Futurity and Kansas Futurity at Ruidoso Down; the Heritage Place Futurity 3 times; Remington Park Futurity twice; the Blue Ribbon Futurity and Derby 6 times each; and the Speedhorse Futurity 4 times. His 47 winners in 2001 set the record for most victories in one season. From the “Rally For Justice for Rodney Reed” on Feb. 21, 2015.

[44] By November 14, 2019, a petition to free Reed started by Shaun King[45] had reportedly garnered more than three million signatures. [31] Police investigators could find no one who would attest to a relationship between Reed and Stites, including her mother and sister,[17] and the defense brought forward no witnesses who could testify to the affair. He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Linda S. Reed; three children, Kathryn , Keith and Robert Reed; his parents, Pauline and Walter Reed; one brother, Larry Reed.

His father was a native of Bastrop, Texas, and an Air Force veteran while his mother was a nurse.

[37] On February 23, 2015, his execution was stayed to allow the consideration of further evidence. [38] His execution was later rescheduled for November 20, 2019.

[24] Reed was officially charged with the murder of Stacey Stites on April 4, 1997, and held without bond.

TISHOMINGO, OK—APRIL 24, 2018—Funeral services have been set Thursday for Rodney Reed, a longtime Quarter Horse trainer.

Reed won the Remington Park Futurity three times, scoring with Chicks Call Me (1999), Le Magnifique FG (2001) and Lota PYC (2012). "[32] The prosecutors noted that Reed had previously used a similar defense of a clandestine affair when charged with a different aggravated rape in 1987 which had led to him being acquitted. [18] Part of the belt that had been used to kill her was found near her body, and the other part of the belt was found near the truck.

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He was predeceased by : his parents, Ray E. Dunkin and Vaudith Dunkin (Hensley); and his wife Cecie. View their obituary at Legacy.com

She was born Dec. 29, 1926, in Fort Worth, TX and had been an Oklahoma resident since 1959.

Post Now Post. Linda Schlueter, age 19, had agreed to give a ride to a man she met after stopping at a drive-up payphone at a now-closed Long's Star Mart. Tribute Wall Obituary & Events.

Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the NWOSU Foundation, the Alva First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), or to the Alva Goldbug Foundation (Checks must be made payable to CFO). [9] Later that day, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals indefinitely stayed Reed's execution. A unique and lasting tribute for a loved one.

[17][18] The authorities determined that Stites had been beaten, sodomized, and raped before being strangled to death with her own belt some time between 3:00 and 5:00 AM.

Get email updates about Rodney Reed delivered directly to your inbox. Here is Rodney Ray Dunkin’s obituary. [24], Reed has unsuccessfully appealed nine times on grounds of ignored witnesses and evidence that may have raised reasonable doubt but was not handed over to defense attorneys because prosecutors claimed that it was irrelevant. My thoughts and prayers are with your family at the time of grief.

Rodney Rodell Reed (born December 22, 1967)[1] is an American criminal and death row inmate who was convicted on May 18, 1998, by a Bastrop County, Texas, District Court jury for the April 23, 1996, abduction, rape, and murder of Stacey Stites, a 19 year old resident of Giddings, Texas. [18][16] Bastrop High School was en route from their home in Giddings on the way to her workplace in the produce section at the H-E-B grocery store in Bastrop. He is also survived by many other relatives and friends.

[47], Reed was the subject of the 2006 documentary film State vs. Reed[48] and a 2018 episode of the CNN series Death Row Stories. No credit card required. Share a memory Send Flowers Share.

Rodney was born in Stilwell, OK to Nancy Lynette Brown on June 8, 1967. [17] The case against Reed rested heavily upon the DNA evidence, with no additional physical evidence or eyewitness testimony.

The family will receive friends on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Nelsen Funeral Home's Reid Chapel, 412 S. Washington Hwy., Ashland, where funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday. No deaths found from Wapanucka in the last 180 days. Delivered daily. [15], Reed was convicted on May 18, 1998, after a jury deliberation of six hours.

The family will be receiving visitors at the same location Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 pm.

[14][20] On July 12, 1996, an anonymous woman called the authorities once and said she believed that her son may have been with Stites in the hours before she was killed, but the call could not be traced. [22] Her brother never recovered from her death and committed suicide in 1997.

He was a people pleaser and would make friends with just about anyone he would cross paths with. A complete obituary on Rodney Reed will be published when it becomes available. [7] On November 15, 2019, the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles unanimously recommended that Texas Governor Greg Abbott grant Reed a 120-day reprieve.

Rodney will be missed greatly.Julia WiggintonHerald-Progress.

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Here is Rodney Ray Dunkin’s obituary.

[2][11] He played on the school's football team and was a state Golden Gloves champion boxer. Reed was scheduled to be executed on January 14, 2015, but the execution was rescheduled to March 5, 2015, based on a request by the state. A complete obituary on Rodney Reed will be published when it becomes available. You warrant that you are the sole owner of all rights in any content you submit, and that anyone appearing in your photos or videos has granted you permission to provide them to NewsOK.com. [4] During the penalty phase of the trial, the state argued for capital punishment on the basis of Reed's criminal history, in which he was a suspect in attacks on five women and a 12 year old girl. A graveside service was held on Monday, October 12th 2020 at 11:00 AM at the Alva Municipal Cemetery (Alva, OK 73717). [20] He was indicted and "charged with two counts of capital murder, one for murder in the course of aggravated sexual assault and one for murder in the course of kidnapping.

[24] The prosecution asserted that DNA found on them matched Reed. Funeral services have been set Thursday for Rodney Reed, a longtime Quarter Horse trainer. ... Rodrick Reed, Rodney’s brother, is on the right. [14][15][16][17] A pickup truck that belonged to Stites' fiancé that she regularly drove to work had been found earlier, parked at the school nearby. Photos/Video.