A bipartisan group of lawmakers urged the Pardons and Parole Board to advocate granting clemency.
A bipartisan group, comprising the vast majority of members within the Texas Senate, have come ahead, united, in help of clemency for Melissa Lucio, who’s scheduled to be executed for against the law that by no means occurred on April 27, 2022. Twenty-one, together with 9 Republicans and twelve Democrats, of the 31 Texas state senators signed a letter to Gov. Greg Abbott and the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles asking to grant Ms. Lucio clemency, voicing the pressing must cease this irreversible injustice.
These state senators be a part of the greater than 80 bipartisan state representatives, who just lately despatched an identical letter urging the identical: “We, as members of the Texas Senate, urge you to advocate that Governor Abbott cancel Melissa Lucio’s execution by both commuting her sentence or granting her a reprieve. Ms. Lucio at the moment is scheduled to be executed by the State of Texas on April 27, 2022. New proof that has emerged since Ms. Lucio’s trial factors to the truth that her daughter, Mariah, died after a tragic accident and never by her mom’s arms. A commutation or a reprieve would give her legal professionals the time they should develop all of the proof that would
show Ms. Lucio’s innocence.”
Learn the senate letter here or beneath.