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Facing harsh criticism in the Melissa Lucio case, Texas prosecutor may temporarily spare the woman many believe is innocent

Federal judges, five jurors who convicted her and a roster of family, politicians and celebrities believe there are substantive doubts about whether the death of Lucio’s 2-year-old daughter was even a murder. A prosecutor Tuesday appeared to open the door to canceling her scheduled April 27 execution.

John Lucio, center, tears up as he speaks at a press conference at Dallas City Hall concerning the future of his mother, Mel…
State Rep. Victoria Neave Criado, D-Dallas, speaks at a rally organized at Dallas City Hall to free Melissa Lucio on April 7…
Demonstrators chant to free Melissa Lucio at a rally organized at Dallas City Hall on April 7, 2022. Somos Tejas organized t…

The “confession”

Sylvia Collins holds John Lucio’s hand as they pray at a press conference at Dallas City Hall concerning the future of his m…

The conviction 

John Lucio and his wife, Michelle Lucio, pose for a portrait inside Dallas City Hall after a press conference on April 8, 20…

A family in trouble

Aaron Michaels hugs John Lucio after a press conference regarding the future of Lucio’s mother on death row, Melissa Lucio, …

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