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					               Craig Watkins
               CRIMINAL DISTRICT ATTORNEY
               DALLAS COUNTY, TEXAS


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                             Contact: Jamille Bradfield
                                                                           214-653-3612 office
                                                                           214-546-0132 mobile
                                                                           jbradfield@dallascounty.org


       Jury Convicts Johnathan Bruce Reed of Capital Murder, State Agrees to Life Sentence


(DALLAS, TX – October 6, 2011) – Today, a Dallas County jury found Johnathan Bruce Reed, guilty of
capital murder. The Dallas County District Attorney’s Office initially pursued this case with the intent to
seek the death penalty. However, after Reed was convicted, the District Attorney’s Office withdrew its
attempt to seek the ultimate punishment and agreed to a life sentence in the Texas Department of
Corrections.
       “It was never a question as to guilt or innocence in this 33-year-old case,” said Craig Watkins,
Dallas County District Attorney. “We have been dealing with this case since 1978 and in order to
maintain the credibility we have established with the citizens of Dallas County over the last four years, we
concluded that a life sentence was appropriate.
       The Dallas County District Attorney’s (DA) Office is located at the Frank Crowley Courts
Building in Dallas, Texas, and is led by District Attorney Craig Watkins, who began his second term on
January 1, 2011. The DA’s Office represents the State of Texas in the prosecution of all Dallas County
criminal and civil cases. For more information about the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office, please
visit www.dallasda.com.


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      Frank Crowley Courts Building • 133 N. Riverfront Blvd., L.B. 19 • Dallas, Texas 75207-4399 • 214/653-3600

				
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