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Thu Apr 21, 2022, 03:58 PM

4. According to this, she may get a stay of execution:


Melissa Lucio, the Texas mother of 14 who was scheduled for execution on 27 April for what her lawyers argue was a wrongful conviction, is likely to get a stay of execution, Cameron County District Attorney Luis Saenz told a hearing Tuesday.

Ms Lucio, who has maintained her innocence on death row for more than 14 years, was sentenced to death in the murder trial of her 2-year-old daughter, Mariah, in February 2007.

The district attorney, who previously had stood by his decision to sentence Ms Lucio to death, has since walked back that statement, The Daily Beast reported.

Mr Saenz reportedly said he believed the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals would stop the execution, saying: “If defendant Lucio does not get a stay by a certain day, then I will do what I have to do and stop it.”

It is the district attorney’s prerogative to unilaterally withdraw the request for Ms Lucio’s execuction, The Daily Beast reported.

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