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Melissa Lucio case heard at Texas House ahead of execution date

Lucio was convicted of killing her 2-year-old daughter in 2007 in Harlingen, Texas.

AUSTIN, Texas — There is a bipartisan effort in Texas to grant clemency to a mom who is about to be executed this month.

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Melissa Lucio has gained nationwide consideration as the times depend all the way down to her execution, which is about for April 27. She was convicted of killing her 2-year-old daughter in 2007 in Harlingen, Texas. Lucio has maintained her innocence within the 15 years for the reason that incident.

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Her supporters have identified flaws within the case, and a few consider her daughter died after unintentionally falling down the steps. Her supporters additionally say there have been points with how the case was dealt with at the time.

A committee has been fashioned in an effort to postpone her execution. The representatives are asking Gov. Greg Abbott and Cameron County District Attorney Luis Saenz to take motion to save lots of Lucio’s life.

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Reps. Jeff Leach and Joe Moody convened a listening to at the Texas House of Representatives at the Texas Capitol on Tuesday, April 12, to debate Lucio’s case. 

At the listening to, Saenz informed state lawmakers he could be prepared to withdraw Lucio’s demise warrant pending the outcomes of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.

Gov. Abbott can be ready to take motion to see whether or not the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles recommends clemency.

Members of the committee in addition to Lucio’s members of the family attended the Tuesday listening to. 

KHOU 11’s Melissa Correa can have an replace on this story in our 10 p.m. newscast.

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