Campaign 02.08.22

Social Media Toolkit: Stop The Execution of Melissa Lucio in Texas

We have until April 27 to stop the execution of Melissa Lucio. Take action on social media today.

By Innocence Staff

Melissa Lucio and her family before she was wrongly sentenced to death. (Image: Courtesy of the Lucio family).

Melisssa Lucio, a Mexican-American, is facing execution on April 27, 2022, in Texas for the murder of her 2-year-old daughter Mariah — a crime that never occurred. Mariah died two days after accidentally falling down a steep flight of stairs and Melissa has maintained her innocence on death row for more than 14 years. Take action now by reposting the social media materials below.

Save Melissa Lucio

 

  • Hashtag: #SaveMelissaLucio
  • URL: SaveMelissa.Org
  • Petition link is here.
  • 9 key things about the case, here
  • Tweet now
  • Contact Gov. Abbott, here
  • Contact D.A. Saenz, here
  • Twitter copy or retweet here: Melissa Lucio is facing execution on April 27 for a crime that never occurred. I am joining @innocence in preventing an irreversible injustice before it’s too late. Add your name to #SaveMelissaLucio https://bit.ly/3IIP03V
  • Facebook copy or repost here: Melissa Lucio faces execution on April 27 Texas for a crime that never occurred. Add your name now to prevent an irreversible injustice. https://bit.ly/35FDmbG
  • Instagram
    • Repost here: Melissa Lucio has maintained her innocence on death row in Texas for more than 14 years, yet she is set to be executed on April 27, 2022, for the murder of her 2-year-old daughter Mariah.⁠
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Urgent: Melissa Lucio, a Mexican American, is facing execution on April 27, 2022, in Texas for the murder of her 2-year-old daughter Mariah — a crime that never occurred. Mariah died two days after accidentally falling down a steep flight of stairs and Melissa has maintained her innocence on death row for more than 14 years.

But Mariah wasn’t murdered. She tragically died after an accidental fall down steep stairs, and Melissa, like nearly 70% of exonerated women, has been convicted of a crime that never took place (events that were actually accidents, deaths by suicide, or fabricated).⁠

⁠Melissa is a survivor of sexual abuse and violence that she has endured her whole life beginning at age 6. Her history of abuse makes her especially vulnerable to coercive tactics and falsely confessing. On the night her youngest child died, she was interrogated and intimidated for five hours, until she finally said, “I guess I did it,” to get detectives to end the interrogation. ⁠

⁠Melissa was a mother of 12 when she was arrested. She was also pregnant with twins she gave birth to in jail and had to give up for adoption. The State of Texas presented no physical evidence establishing that Melissa ever abused Mariah or any of her children. In fact, thousands of pages of Child Protective Services records show her kids never said she was violent with them.⁠⁠

We have less than 20 days to #SaveMelissaLucio.⁠

Please, add your name to the petition at the link in bio, then tag three friends to do the same.⁠

Image: Courtesy of the Lucio team

 


Salvemos a Melissa

Melissa Lucio, de ascendencia Mexicana, enfrentara su ejecución en Texas el 27 de abril de 2022 por el asesinato de su hija de dos años, Mariah— un crimen que nunca ocurrió. Mariah murió dos días después de caerse accidentalmente de unas escaleras empinadas. Melissa ha mantenido su inocencia condenada a pena de muerte durante más de 14 años.

  • Hashtag: #SalvemosAMelissa
  • URL: SalvemosMelissa.org
  • Enlace de petición aqui.
  • Twitter — volver a publicar aqui: Texas tiene programado ejecutar a Melissa Lucio el 27 de abril por un crimen que nunca ocurrió. Me uno a @innocence para prevenir una injusticia irreversible antes de que sea demasiado tarde #SalvemosAMelissa: https://bit.ly/3Gn2UqA
  • Facebook — volver a publicar aqui: Texas tiene programado ejecutar a Melissa Lucio el 27 de abril por un crimen que nunca ocurrió. Me uno a @innocence para prevenir una injusticia irreversible antes de que sea demasiado tarde: https://bit.ly/3Gn2Uq
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Pero Mariah no fue asesinada, murió trágicamente después de una caída accidental de unas escaleras empinadas. Melissa, como casi el 70% de mujeres exoneradas, ha sido condenada por un delito que nunca ocurrió (eventos que en realidad fueron accidentes, muertes por suicidio, o delitos fabricados). ⁠

Melissa es una sobreviviente de abuso y violencia sexual que soporto toda su vida desde los 6 años. Su historial de abuso la hace especialmente vulnerable a tácticas coercitivas y confesiones falsas. La noche en que murió su hija menor, Melissa fue interrogada e intimidada durante cinco horas, hasta que finalmente dijo: “Supongo que lo hice,” para que los detectives pusieran fin al interrogatorio.⁠

Melissa era la madre de 12 hijos cuando fue arrestada. También estaba embarazada de mellizos, a los cuales dio a luz en prisión y tuvo que dar en adopción. El estado de Texas no presentó evidencia física que estableciera que Melissa alguna vez abusó de Mariah o de alguno de sus hijos. De hecho, miles de páginas de registros de los Servicios de Protección Infantil demuestran que ella nunca fue violenta con ellos.⁠

En menos de 80 días #SalvemosAMelissa.⁠

Por favor, agrega tu nombre a la petición en el enlace de nuestra bio, luego etiqueta a tres amigos para que hagan lo mismo. Mande el mensaje SAVEMELISSA a 97016⁠.

Imagen: Cortesía del equipo Lucio⁠.

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  1. Rhonda Gorden says:

    There is something wrong with the officials in Texas who are allowing this injustice to persist a single second longer. At the bottom of nonsense like this lies human pride-ambition-greed-hate and all other negative human traits that have no place in any justice system and destroy justice. It does not take a law degree to see how wrong the Texas officially are, just an ounce of common sense and that will ultimately be the downfall of officials like these that behave in a manner contrary to science and common sense out of self interest.

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