Yet Melissa is a woman of great faith, and she still believes her salvation will come. We have just three weeks for the Board of Pardons and Paroles and Governor Abbott to grant clemency or a reprieve, or for Cameron County District Attorney Luis Saenz to withdraw Melissa’s execution date. I urge these officials to do the right thing, and hope you'll join me in sending that message.
I personally believe Melissa is innocent, but I also think no reasonable person could argue that her trial gives them confidence in her guilt. We have to do better. As Easter Sunday approaches, I pray that Melissa is granted the grace and mercy she deserves, and I won’t stop fighting for that.