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Oprah Urges Texas Governor To 'Take A Pause' On Rodney Reed Execution

NEW YORK (CBSNEWS.COM) — Oprah Winfrey is speaking out about the Rodney Reed death row case in Texas, urging Governor Greg Abbott to "take a pause" on the execution scheduled for November 20.

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In addition to celebrities and lawmakers calling for the conviction to be overturned, more than 2 million people have signed a "Free Rodney Reed" petition online.

Reed was convicted of raping and killing 19-year-old Stacey Stites back in 1996. But he says the two were in a consensual relationship and maintains his innocence.

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