Melissa Lucio’s Execution Delayed by Texas Appeals Court

A Texas appeals court delayed the execution of a woman amid growing doubts about whether she fatally beat her 2-year-old daughter.

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HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas appeals court on Monday delayed the execution of a woman amid growing doubts about whether she fatally beat her 2-year-old daughter in a case that has garnered the support of lawmakers, celebrities and even some of the jurors who sentenced her to death. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals granted a request by Melissa Lucio’s lawyers for a stay of execution so a lower court can review her claims that…

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