Motion filed to halt execution of Valley woman convicted of killing daughter

11 months 4 weeks 1 day ago Wednesday, February 09 2022 Feb 9, 2022 February 09, 2022 1:34 PM February 09, 2022 in News - Local

Attorneys for a Valley woman on death row filed a motion to halt her execution.

Melissa Lucio was convicted of killing her 2-year-old daughter in 2008. A court later ruled she did not get a fair trial, but a court’s decision to grant her a new trial was reversed.

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The U.S. Supreme Court declined to take up her case.

The motion, filed Tuesday, seeks to delay or stop her execution altogether.

Lucio's execution date is set for April 27.

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