An appeals court in Texas has stopped Melissa Lucio's execution,
which was scheduled for Wednesday, due to doubts about her innocence and
issues about the process that led to her conviction.
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ordered a stay of
execution on Monday and ordered a new trial to a lower court for review.
Lucio was convicted of murdering her 2-year-old daughter, Mariah, in 2007.
Lucio and her family, on the other hand, have always maintained her innocence.
According to her attorneys, Mariah suffered injuries from a fall just before her death.
And supporters claim that police pressured Lucio into making a false confession.