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Melissa Lucio supporters hold rallies across the nation

“As a mom, I feel sorry for her kids. Because her kids are going through this as well,” mentioned one individual protesting for Lucio.

HARLINGEN, Texas — Supporters of Melissa Lucio on Saturday held rallies and solidarity gatherings in no less than 16 cities across the nation.

The South Texas mom of 11 is on demise row after she was convicted of killing her youngest daughter, Mariah, in 2007. Lucio is scheduled to be executed in the Texas demise chamber subsequent Wednesday except Gov. Greg Abbott or the Cameron County prosecutor intervenes.

Her case has gained nationwide consideration after questions on the lack of proof and her trial cast doubt on her guilt. Five of the jurors who convicted Lucio have requested the state parole board and Gov. Greg Abbott to cease her execution.

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Magdaleno Rose-Avila drove all the technique to the Rio Grande Valley from Atlanta, Georgia, in help of Lucio.

“We’re on a countdown for Melissa Lucio’s case. I wanted to be here,” Rose-Avila mentioned. “People are saying, you know, there are so many errors with this case. That she should not only not have a death sentence, but she should have been freed immediately.”

Annamarie Flores is one other individual protesting for Lucio.

“As a mom, I feel sorry for her kids. Because her kids are going through this as well,” she mentioned. “I feel that she’s innocent. I don’t feel that she should be put to death.”

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A petition calling for the case to be reinvestigated and on Cameron County District Attorney Luis Saenz to withdraw Lucio’s demise warrant has garnered greater than 340,000 signatures.

“Cameron County District Attorney, Luis Saenz, has the power to stop the execution by withdrawing the death warrant. We are calling on Mr. Saenz to withdraw the execution date and free Melissa Lucio, because she is innocent,” mentioned Abraham Bonowitz, government director of Death Penalty Action.

Her supporters held rallies in the following cities on Saturday:

  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • Austin, Texas
  • Boston, Massachusetts
  • Brownville, Texas
  • Cleveland, Ohio
  • Columbus, Ohio
  • Dallas, Texas
  • El Paso, Texas
  • Fort Worth, Texas
  • Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Harlingen, Texas
  • Houston, Texas
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • San Antonio, Texas
  • Washington D.C.

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