TELL CAMERON COUNTY
DA LUIS V. SAENZ:
FREE MELISSA LUCIO
NOW!

Melissa Lucio's April 2022 Has Been Stayed by the Texas Criminal Court of Appeals

TELL CAMERON COUNTY DA LUIS V. SAENZ: FREE MELISSA LUCIO NOW!

Melissa E. Lucio has spent over a decade on death row in Texas for a crime she did not commit. She has maintained her innocence ever since she was arrested for the murder of her two-year-old daughter Mariah in 2007.

The primary evidence used in her conviction came from a seven hour coercive interrogation on the night of Mariah’s death. Her other children witnessed the accident which led to Mariah's injuries, but they were not called upon to testify in court. The prosecutor in her case is now serving a 13 year prison sentence for bribery.

On April 25, 2022, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals issued a stay of execution and ordered the 138th Judicial Court of Cameron County to consider the evidence of her innocence- a decision that came just two days before her scheduled execution. Cameron County District Attorney Luis V. Saenz now has the chance to do the right thing by dismissing her charges and releasing her immediately.

Melissa E. Lucio has spent over a decade on death row in Texas for a crime she did not commit. She has maintained her innocence ever since she was arrested for the murder of her two-year-old daughter Mariah in 2007.

The primary evidence used in her conviction came from a seven hour coercive interrogation on the night of Mariah’s death. Her other children witnessed the accident which led to Mariah's injuries, but they were not called upon to testify in court. The prosecutor in her case is now serving a 13 year prison sentence for bribery.

On April 25, 2022, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals issued a stay of execution and ordered the 138th Judicial Court of Cameron County to consider the evidence of her innocence- a decision that came just two days before her scheduled execution. Cameron County District Attorney Luis V. Saenz now has the chance to do the right thing by dismissing her charges and releasing her immediately.

An online petition that will be delivered on your behalf to the Cameron County District Attorney Luis V. Saenz

Stream The State of Texas vs Melissa online on various platforms. Try: Gathr for $5.99, or find it on Hulu, Kanopy (free with a library card available to all public library members in the U.S.), Amazon Prime Video for $2.99 (a 48 hour rental), VuduFandango for 2.99 (a 48 hour rental with no subscription required to access) and more.  Find all the options at JustWatch.com.

To host a formal screening of the film, download this PDF. Or please contact info@FreeMelissaLucio.org to be connected with the film distributor. All fees waived except shipping costs if a hard copy or other materials are needed.

Contact information for the office of Cameron County District Attorney Luis V. Saenz

An online petition that will be delivered on your behalf to the Cameron County District Attorney Luis V. Saenz

Stream The State of Texas vs Melissa online on various platforms. Try: Gathr for $5.99, or find it on Hulu, Kanopy (free with a library card available to all public library members in the U.S.), Amazon Prime Video for $2.99 (a 48 hour rental), VuduFandango for 2.99 (a 48 hour rental with no subscription required to access) and more.  Find all the options at JustWatch.com.

To host a formal screening of the film, download this PDF. Or please contact info@FreeMelissaLucio.org to be connected with the film distributor. All fees waived except shipping costs if a hard copy or other materials are needed.

Contact information for the office of Cameron County District Attorney Luis V. Saenz

A SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM DOLORES HUERTA

Dolores Huerta works tirelessly developing leaders and advocating for the working poor, women, and children. As founder and president of the Dolores Huerta Foundation, she travels across the country engaging in campaigns and influencing legislation that supports equality and defends civil rights.

The Free Melissa Lucio Campaign welcomes her advocacy and support!

Dolores Huerta works tirelessly developing leaders and advocating for the working poor, women, and children. As founder and president of the Dolores Huerta Foundation, she travels across the country engaging in campaigns and influencing legislation that supports equality and defends civil rights.

The Free Melissa Lucio Campaign welcomes her advocacy and support!

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