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The Source: 'San Antonio Four' Continue Fight For Exoneration

Paul Flahive

Yesterday, the "San Antonio Four" cleared another hurdle in trying to clear their names. Kristie Mayhugh, Cassie Rivera, Anna Vasquez, and Liz Ramirez - the women dubbed the "San Antonio Four" were relieved to get the news from state district judge Pat Priest that their case would be going to the Texas Court Of Criminal Appeals with a recommendation for a new trial.

However, Judge Priest, who is the same judge that sentenced three of them to more than a decade in prison stopped short of saying the women should receive the new trial based on their actual innocence.

The four were convicted of aggravated sexual assault and each served more than 10 years in prison. The accusations included claims of satanic ritual sexual abuse with a 7-year-old and 9-year-old.  We get reaction from the women who collectively spent more than 50 years in jail. 


  • Mike Ware, lawyer for the San Antonio Four, and Executive Director of the Innocence Project of Texas
  • Anna Vasquez
  • Cassie Rivera
  • Liz Ramirez
  • Kristie Mayhugh

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