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More than half of the Texas House wants to stop the execution of Melissa Lucio, convicted of killing her toddler

Despite substantive doubts surrounding the cause of her child’s death and a suspect “confession” obtained after hours of interrogation, Lucio is set to be executed next month for killing her 2-year-old daughter.

State Rep. Jeff Leach, R-Plano, speaks during a press conference discussing the case of Melissa Lucio and the public push for her clemency at the State Capitol on Thursday, March 24, 2022. A bipartisan group of Texas lawmakers are pushing for a stay of execution for Melissa Lucio saying that there is enough doubt in her case that it would be a miscarriage of justice to execute her despite the doubts.
Melissa Lucio pictured with her her daughters Mariah and Adriana.

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Criminal justice Death penalty Jeff Leach Texas House of Representatives