Suppressed Evidence Suggests Texas Mother’s Death Row Sentence Should Be Overturned

Brownsville, Texas – The case of Melissa Elizabeth Lucio, who has spent 15 years on death row for the death of her 2-year-old daughter Mariah Alvarez, took a significant turn. A Texas judge recently revealed that evidence suggesting Mariah’s death was a tragic accident was suppressed during Lucio’s 2008 trial. Prosecutors, defense lawyers, and the judge overseeing the case now agree that Lucio should not have been convicted. According to court documents, paramedics responded to …

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