Texas inmate Melissa Lucio's death sentence should be overturned, judge says


April 17, 2024

HOUSTON (AP) — A judge has recommended that the conviction and death sentence of Melissa Lucio, a Texas woman whose execution was delayed in 2022 amid growing doubts she fatally beat her 2-year-old daughter, should be overturned amid findings that evidence in her murder trial was suppressed.

Senior State District Judge Arturo Nelson on Friday approved an agreement between prosecutors and Lucio's attorneys that found the suppressed evidence, including witness statements from Lucio's children and a report by Child Protective Services, would have corroborated Lucio's defense that her daughter Mar...

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