Kardashian West, who a year ago petitioned President Donald Trump to grant clemency to Alice Marie Johnson, a grandmother serving life in prison without parole for a non-violent drug offense, has an interest in criminal justice reform and is studying to become an attorney.
With the court's decision, Abbott is off the hook, at least for now.
"This time is critical to allow for proper consideration of the powerful new evidence of his innocence and possible DNA testing that could help prove who actually committed the crime", said Bryce Benjet, Reed's Innocence Project attorney.
A Texas Court of Criminal Appeals granted death row inmate Rodney Reed indefinite reprieve of execution after he gained the support of an unlikely coalition of family members, bipartisan lawmakers, lawyers, and celebrities. Since 1973, 166 people have been exonerated from USA death rows on innocence grounds. The Texas Tribune is a non-profit, non-partisan media organization that informs Texans - and engages with them - about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues.
Since taking office in 2015, Abbott has halted only one imminent execution.
Millions of people, including a clutch of celebrities, have rallied behind Reed's cause, helping to generate momentum and public attention as the execution date of 20 November loomed and his attorneys filed a flurry of motions in various courts, including the USA supreme court. A rally in front of the Texas governor's mansion is established for Sunday.
And so, he says, there would possibly be no longer any proof that Stacey Stites and Rodney Reed had something varied than consensual sex.
Reed initially denied knowing Stites, later saying this was because as a black man in small-town Texas he feared admitting to an affair with a white woman.
Fennell's attorney has explained his client didn't eliminate Stites.
Reed's lawyers say his conviction was based on flawed evidence.
His lawyers have consistently pointed to new evidence - presenting new witnesses even this week - that they say instead puts suspicion on Stites' fiance, Jimmy Fennell. Brent and Vicki Sappington also said their father, William, was concerned about the way Fennell was treating Stites.