Anna Vasquez was convicted and served 13 years for a crime that appears to have never taken place. She is one of the San Antonio Four, a group of four women convicted of aggravated sexual assault of two girls. The scandalous crime told of satanic orgies and perversions, and after almost 20 years, one of the girls recanted her testimony.
The forensic science that helped convict the women proved as spurious as the accusations, and all of the women were released from jail two years ago. They await a new trial, with no promise of exoneration.
Anna told the Worth Repeating audience her big mistake was trusting that the truth was what the system was after.
Anna told this story at our Feb. 2 show, with the theme "Big Mistakes."
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