Melissa Lucio Granted Stay of Execution by Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
Melissa Lucio will no longer face execution on April 27.
04.25.22 By Innocence Staff
Statements from Melisssa Lucio and her attorneys
Today, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals issued a stay of execution for Melissa Lucio and ordered the 138th Judicial District Court of Cameron Country to consider new evidence of her innocence in the death of her daughter, Mariah.
Statements from Ms. Lucio and her attorneys are below.
Statement from Melissa Lucio:
“I thank God for my life. I have always trusted in Him. I am grateful the court has given me the chance to live and prove my innocence. Mariah is in my heart today and always. I am grateful to have more days to be a mother to my children and a grandmother to my grandchildren. I will use my time to help bring them to Christ. I am deeply grateful to everyone who prayed for me and spoke out on my behalf.” — Melissa Lucio, April 25 , 2022