Shocking Twist: Death row mum-of-14 has case breakthrough days before execution

Shocking Twist: Death row mum-of-14 has case breakthrough days before her execution date in the USA.

Melissa Lucio is set to be executed in late April for murdering her young daughter. Her family are now hopeful that she could receive a full pardon, as reported by The Mirror on April 16.

In 2007, Melissa’s two-year-old daughter died after falling down some stairs outside their apartment. Prosecutors claimed that Melissa had beaten her child to death.

The mum claims that she was coerced into giving a false confession. With only days to go the district attorney has vowed to step in and prevent the execution if needed. Luis Saenz commented: “If defendant Lucio does not get a stay by a certain day, then I will do what I have to do and stop it.”

The chair of the interim Criminal Justice Reform Committee Jeff Leach revealed: “My understanding of his remarks to the committee were that if we don’t get a stay or clemency issued … then he will step in and withdraw his request for an execution date.

“That was unequivocal to the committee, and we got it on tape.”

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