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Monday, December 31, 2007

[TX] Police Sgt .Fennell fired for refusing to come answer questions

Georgetown Sergeant Jimmy Lewis Fennell Jr. - now eyed in the murder of his ex-girlfriend Stacy Stites - has been fired for refusing to come in to answer questions regarding allegations that he raped a woman he arrested. Meanwhile Rodney Reed sits on deathrow for the crime of killing Stacy.

From previous entry:
[TX] Who chopped off the fingernails of Sgt. Fennell's slain fiance'?
When Giddings Police Officer Jimmy Fennell's fiance Stacy Stites was found strangled on the side of a dirt road, her fingernails were cut to the quick, roughly and not filed - eliminating any evidence that might have been recovered from beneath them. He failed two lie detector tests when asked if he killed Stacy. Fennell, now a Georgetown Police Sgt. was arrested this past week for the October rape at gunpoint of a domestic violence victim - whose account matches her fingerprints on the back of his patrol car.

Now:
Georgetown police sergeant fired after refusing to cooperate with internal investigation into rape charges
Austin American-Statesman, TX
By Isadora Vail
..."I really was surprised. I fully expected him to come in and give us his side of what happened," [Georgetown Assistant Police Chief Kevin] Stofle said... Fennell was "well aware of the consequences of his actions, and he told us that he was not willing to cooperate or share information with us"... Fennell was with the Georgetown department about nine years. In 1996, he was a Giddings police officer engaged to 19-year-old Stacey Stites, who was strangled and found on the side of a dirt road north of Bastrop. Rodney Reed was sentenced to death in 1998 for killing Stites and is waiting for a ruling on an appeal. His defense attorneys have long held up Fennell as a possible suspect in the killing. Reed's attorney, Bryce Benjet, has said that the rape charge against Fennell, if true, could have a significant impact on Reed's appeal for a new trial. Fennell, 34, was released from the Williamson County Jail on Tuesday after posting $250,000 bail. If convicted, he could get two life sentences in prison.
[Full article here]

A FEW OF THE MANY LINKS on the web:
...[POLICE SGT. JIMMY] FENNELL FAILED TWO POLYGRAPH TESTS WHEN HE WAS ASKED IF HE HAS STRANGLED STACEY STITES.
MYSPACE - Free Rodney Reed
MYSPACE - Between the Scenes
MYSPACE - State vs. Reed
Texas Moratorium Network: Stop Executions Now!
JUSTICE FOR RODNEY REED

3 comments:

  1. Any one know which unit Fennell is housed at, as I know he is now in Prison in the TDC system.

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  2. Facebook video: All In with Chris Hayes
    Chris Hayes visits Texas death row
    "Rodney Reed, convicted in the 1996 rape and murder of Stacey Stites, is just weeks away from execution. He maintains his innocence and spoke with Chris about the possibility of being granted a stay. His full story will air on “All in with Chris Hayes” at 8pm next month."
    https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=446971582134539&set=vb.153005644864469

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  3. Facebook video: All In with Chris Hayes
    Chris Hayes visits Texas death row
    "Rodney Reed, convicted in the 1996 rape and murder of Stacey Stites, is just weeks away from execution. He maintains his innocence and spoke with Chris about the possibility of being granted a stay. His full story will air on “All in with Chris Hayes” at 8pm next month."
    https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=446971582134539&set=vb.153005644864469

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