Please keep in mind that this blog often has comments and statements directly from the women on death row. Statements of grief, statements of innocence, statements of regret and sorrow. If bearing audience to these women's feelings, my opinions or those of commenters offends you please do not read on.

Today- the live in boyfriend of Melissa Elizabeth Lucio- the newest death row woman goes on trial for his choice to stand by idly as Melissa brutally tortured and beat her 2 year old daughter to death.

Experts claimed she is a victim of domestic abuse and severe violence herself but little about that was brought up in court so i smell a lot of appeals coming.

On February 17, 2007 Harlingen Police found Mariah Alvarez unresponsive at the family’s apartment off of Lee Street. Alvarez was later transported to the emergency room at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, Texas where she was pronounced dead by medical personnel.

Lucio was arrested on February 18, 2007 by the Harlingen Police Department for the capital murder of her daughter, Mariah Alvarez. Lucio was indicted on May 16, 2007 by a grand jury and arraigned on May 31, 2007.

She has received a death sentence.