New York rapper Busta Rhymes is celebrating Rodney Reed getting closer to freedom. The hip-hop artist has reacted to the Texas prisoner receiving a stay of execution.
Last night, Busta went to Instagram to celebrate the huge achievement.
Heading into the weekend, reality TV star Kim Kardashian revealed she met Reed the same day he received the stay of execution.
Rodney’s attorney also confirmed the massive news.
Reed’s lawyer, Bryce Benjet, did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment, but said in a statement to TIME, “We are extremely relieved and thankful that the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has issued a stay of execution for our client Rodney Reed.” “This opportunity will allow for proper consideration of the powerful and mounting new evidence of Mr. Reed’s innocence,” his statement added. (PEOPLE)
The stay of execution came following weeks of people pulling for Rodney Reed to receive a new trial for a crime evidence appears to prove he didn’t commit.
A Texas prisoner who has long claimed his innocence in the murder of a woman 23 years ago was days away from his execution on Friday when an appeals court stepped in to suspend his death sentence indefinitely. The dramatic decision by the Court of Criminal Appeals in Texas halted the execution of the prisoner, Rodney Reed, and ordered the court where he was originally tried to consider new evidence in the case, including testimony from eyewitnesses who have come forward in recent months pointing toward the victim’s fiancé as another suspect. (New York Times)