Stop Melissa Lucio’s Execution, Call Gov. Abbott Now
Melissa Lucio was charged for murder after the accidental fall of her 2-year-old daughter, Mariah, and is scheduled to be executed in Texas on April 27, if officials do not step in.
Instead of looking into Mariah’s health history and investigating the potential causes of her injuries, authorities immediately jumped to the conclusion that she had been murdered and, through a coercive interrogation, pressured Ms. Lucio to make a false statement.
Thousands of pages of Child Protective Services records show that Ms. Lucio’s 12 children never said she was violent with them. No physical evidence showed otherwise.
“The State presented no physical evidence or witness testimony establishing that Lucio abused Mariah or any of her children, let alone killed Mariah,” Judge Catharina Haynes wrote on behalf of the seven dissenting judges from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Time is running out and Ms. Lucio deserves justice.
Please urge Gov. Greg Abbott and the Texas Pardons and Paroles Board to grant Melissa Lucio clemency to prevent an irreversible injustice. Call now and leave him a voicemail: 956-446-2866.