MCALLEN, Texas – The cause to stop Melissa Lucio’s execution gained an important new ally when Kim Kardashian called on her millions of Twitter followers to sign an online petition asking Texas Governor Greg Abbott, prevent this woman’s death on April 27th.
“Please sign the petition urging Governor Greg Abbott to stop her execution. It’s stories like Melissa’s that make me speak so loudly about the death penalty in general and why it should be banned when innocent people are suffering,” he said. the member of the Kardashian clan.
The socialite explained to her 71 million followers that she recently learned about the case of Melissa Lucio, who was convicted in 2008 in Cameron County, Texas. “She has been on death row for over 14 years for the passing of her daughter, which was a tragic accident,” she said.
“Her 2-year-old daughter, Mariah, fell down the stairs and two days later died while she was taking a nap. After she called for help, the police stopped her,” explains the message on Twitter, adds the message of the star of the program. reality show “Keeping up with the Kardashians,” which has come to an end after 20 seasons on television.
I recently just read about the case of Melissa Lucio and wanted to share her story with you. She has been on death row for over 14 years for her daughter’s death that was a tragic accident. pic.twitter.com/zeapUqq6mi
— Kim Kardashian (@KimKardashian) April 5, 2022
This is not the first time that Kardashian has expressed herself in favor of an inmate sentenced to death. In November 2021, she spoke in favor of Julius Jones , accused of homicide who was saved from lethal injection after his case drew national attention.
As time goes by, more people join the call for mercy in favor of Lucio. One of these people who has also advocated in favor of this sentenced to death was Daniel E. Flores, Catholic bishop of the Diocese of Brownsville, Texas.
The religious made a direct call to put an end, not only to executions by death penalty in Texas, but in the entire United States. For Flores, “death is not the answer to death.” In addition, the bishop stated that a tragedy is not made better by “killing someone else.” Worse yet, in his opinion “executing Melissa will not bring peace to her children.” On the contrary, that will only cause them “pain and suffering”.
For months, Melissa’s family and friends have been crusading through Texas, taking multiple steps to draw attention to this case and stop the execution of this woman.
Another entity that has expressed itself in favor of Lucio is the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. Sandra Babcock, a member of said organization, said that “the Commission considered the evidence about Lucio’s life and determined that she was shaped by physical, emotional and sexual abuse, and that the same experiences shaped her response to forced interrogation.” .
Meanwhile, family members and activists are not giving up either. “As long as we can, we are going to continue fighting for Melissa because she is innocent,” Sonia Valencia, Melissa’s sister, has said on several occasions. She has toured several cities in Texas asking for mercy for her sister. and encouraging people to watch the documentary “The State of Texas vs. Melissa.”
It should be remembered that Melissa Lucio was sentenced to death in 2008 after being found guilty of the death of her two-year-old daughter Mariah. The girl lost her life two days after falling down the stairs of her house.
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