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Ep. 107 A Bad Deal

Updated: Jun 27, 2023

In the days before April 27th, our instagram, along with others, were posting phone numbers and information about how to contact Texas’ Gov. Abbot, requesting he grant clemency to Melissa Lucio- a woman who was set to be put to death. The outcry and calls worked and her life has, thus far, been spared. There’s additional good news- not only will she not be murdered by the state, but her appeals are being reviewed which could lead to a new trial and possible release! So, before her next hearing, let's take a look back at her case to understand why there was such an outcry surrounding her possible death and what chance she may have of being cleared of all wrong-doing.

Episode Host: Alisha Holland

Melissa Lucio

Photos courtesy of: The independent, NBC News, NPR, Workers World, WSWS, El PAIS, and Crazum.

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Sep 28, 2023

I listened to this podcast and at first I wasnt going to. Anything having to do with a child bothers me to the core. I took the advice to watch the movie on Hulu and when Alfredo Padilla the douche got on Saying she had the opportunity to serve only 30 years and that she thought she was just going to talk her way out of sentencing!? I came out of my chair in my living room headed straight for the tv screaming, " you dumb piece of work she is innocent! thats why she didnt take the plea!" Ive never been so involved in this stuff. We are a family of corrections officers and this by far showe…

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